FILE-In this Nov 4, 2009 file picture Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan Foreign Minister, gestures during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. The influential politician, who was runner-up to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the 2009 election, said Pakistani intelligence officials contacted him in previous years, but he refused to speak with them because he did not believe communication should be carried out in secret. Pakistan has stepped up outreach to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to U.S.-backed efforts to strike a peace deal in the war-torn country. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
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