As if the Taliban wasn’t bad enough.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday confirmed a meeting with the Haqqani insurgent group, as signs of a dialogue between the United States and rebels continue to grow.

‘We had one meeting with Haqqani network,’ Marc Grossman told a news conference in Kabul.

His remarks come after US and the Taliban militants confirmed preliminary talks for opening an liaison office for the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha – increasing speculation of an end to the decade-long bloody insurgency in this war-torn country.

‘I think, from the Afghan prospective anyway, this is an inclusive process but we will have to see what turns out,’ Grossman said, after a two days trip to Afghanistan.