Taliban’s Eid ceasefire
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadaan, a first for the group, following an earlier ceasefire announcement by the government.
In a statement yesterday, the Taliban said they would defend themselves in case of any attack. They say foreign forces are excluded from the ceasefire and operations would continue against them. The statement added that the leadership may release prisoners of war, if they promise not to return to the battlefield.