Hours after a Taliban suicide bomber blew up a bus and killed 30 people in Kabul, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai offered to meet with the group's leaders and give them a position in government, the Associated Press reports. "Why are you destroying the country?" Karzai asked the group's leaders. The attack was the second-deadliest in Kabul since 2001.
Karzai has been attempting to reach out to the Taliban frequently of late. Specifically, he has called for meetings with Mullah Omar, a former prime minister, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a factional warlord leader. “If I find their address, there is no need for them to come to me, I'll personally go there and get in touch with them,” he said.