Taliban in talks with Karzai government

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Protesters in northern Afghanistan say President Hamid Karzai is endangering his country by attempting to reconcile with the Taliban. At a political rally in north Kabul Thursday, former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh and former presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah told at least two thousand protesters that Karzai is wrong for reaching out to the Taliban and for working with Pakistan - where Osama Bin Laden had been hiding until his death three days ago.

Abdullah is also a former Afghan foreign minister. The former government officials also told the crowd that Karzai is out of touch with regular Afghan people.