A draft peace proposal under consideration by the Afghan government could offer Taliban leaders exile overseas if they agree to stop fighting.
The draft plan, seen by reporters for British news organizations Reuters and the Guardian newspaper, also calls for "de-radicalization" classes for insurgents and thousands of new jobs to be created for militants who renounce violence.
The proposal comes weeks before a grand council of Afghans, known as a jirga, meets in Kabul on May 29 to discuss how to make peace with the insurgents.
Possible peace talks will be a key issue discussed when Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington this week.
Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.