It's a controversial idea that some say is the only way to bring peace to Afghanistan ... How to convince members of the Taliban to put down their guns, and bring them into the political fold.
Al Jazeera has learned that secret talks were held last week on the Maldives Islands between a government official, Afghan MPs and an armed opposition group fighting alongside the Taliban.
An ambitious plan is under way to get fighters lay down their arms in return for money and jobs.
David Chater has this exclusive report.
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