Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on Saturday over the Eid holiday at the end of this week, following a ceasefire announced by president Ghani on Thursday.



Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on Saturday over the Eid holiday at the end of this week, following a ceasefire announced by president Ghani on Thursday.
However, the militants said foreign forces would be excluded from the ceasefire and that operations against them would continue. According to Reuters.
President Ashraf Ghani announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, but not with other militant groups, such as Islamic State.
Ghani’s decision came after a meeting of Islamic clerics declared a fatwa against suicide bombings.
It was not immediately clear when the Taliban ceasefire would begin, as Eid starts when the moon is first sighted on either the 29th or 30th day of Ramadan, and the moon appears at different times across the country.
This was the first unconditional offer since Ghani was elected in 2014.


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