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Pakistan-Taliban peace talks due to start

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Negotiators representing the Pakistani government and Taliban insurgents are to meet for preliminary peace talks later Tuesday following a spate of killings, but there is scepticism about their chances of success. 

Members of a committee from the TTP -- Maulana Abdul Aziz (R), Chief cleric of Islamabad's Red Mosque, and two senior religious party leaders, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq (C) and professor Ibrahim Khan -- pictured in Islamabad on February 3, 2014

Two teams, nominated by the government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), are due to gather in Islamabad at 2:00 pm (0900 GMT) to chart a "roadmap" for talks.

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