Tal­iban go on hol­i­day

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THE Tal­iban have an­nounced a three-day cease­fire – for a hol­i­day.

It is the first time they have downed weapons in Afghanistan since they were top­pled by Us-led forces in 2001.

The cease­fire against gov­ern­ment forces will last through re­li­gious fes­ti­val Eid. But for­eign forces will still be tar­gets.

Mean­while, more and more un­der-25s in cap­i­tal Kabul are buy­ing goods on­line to avoid bomb at­tacks.

Stu­dent Asila Su­laimani said: “Who dares go out shop­ping these days? Fears of an ex­plo­sion fol­low me like my shadow.”

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