Doha, Nov. 22 -- : US State Secretary Michael Pompeo on Saturday met negotiating teams of Taliban and Afghanistan government in Doha and called for a significant reduction in violence as well as encouraged expedited discussions on a political roadmap and a permanent ceasefire.

Pompeo visit to Doha comes in wake of a rocket attack in the capital of Kabul. Earlier on Saturday, 23 rockets struck various part of Kabul, killing eight people. The ISIL (ISIS) affiliate in Afghanistan claimed the responsibility for the attack.

"Met with both Taliban and Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's negotiating teams in Doha. I commend both sides for continuing to negotiate and for the progress they have made. I encourage expedited discussions on a political...