In first, Taliban announce cease-fire for Eid holiday
The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government.
A statement released Saturday by the Taliban said that they would defend themselves in case of any attack. They say foreign forces are excluded from the cease-fire and Taliban operations would continue against them.
The statement said the leadership of the Taliban may also consider releasing prisoners of war if they promise not to return to the battlefield.