KABUL—Deadly violence in Afghanistan has marred the 1st-ever immediate talks amongst Kabul and the Taliban, underscoring the high stakes that experience the warring sides as they wrestle to get negotiations off the ground to end approximately two a long time of fighting.

Reps of the Afghan govt and the Taliban kicked off a historic 1st spherical of U.S.-brokered talks in Qatar’s funds approximately two weeks backago. But as the two groups wrangle over the agenda and framework for talks that are probable to drag out for months, if not…