DOHA: Taliban have refused US demand of ceasefire before the release of Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, US media reports said.

According to the French news agency, Afghanistan and Pakistan plan to open a second front in negotiations with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia as US-brokered talks get under way in Qatar.

Afghan foreign minister spokesman Janan Mosazai said that Afghanistan support any step towards the peace process.

Meanwhile, US media reported that US had pledged to transfer important Taliban figures from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar but now they were insisting for ceasefire first.