The Taliban group declared a three-day ceasefire across the country during Eid ul-Fitr celebration but called on the members to avoid going into government-controlled areas.

Taliban in a statement on Monday instructed the members of the group to halt all offensive operations against the enemy countrywide from the first to the third day of eid.
“But if the enemy conducts any assault or attack against you during these days, stand ready to robustly protect and defend yourselves and your territory,” the statement added.
However, the group asked its members to neither visit government-controlled areas nor permit the entrance of government personnel into their areas.

The ceasefire comes as the government blamed the recent bloody attack against Sayed ul-Shohada school in the west of Kabul on the Taliban. According to official figures, over 50 people were killed and over 150 more were wounded during the three back-to-back explosions near the school. Most of the victims are school girls.


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