Taliban Announce 3-Day Ceasefire For Eid al-Adha Starting Friday

Taliban said they will observe a three-day ceasefire for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, starting Friday, the group’s spokesperson said.

“In order for our people to spend the three days of Eid in confidence and happiness, all fighters are instructed not to carry out any operations,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter.

However, he added that if government forces attacked Taliban fighters, they would retaliate.

His message comes as President Ashraf Ghani and the international community urged for the group to call for a humanitarian ceasefire, reduce violence and prepare for the negotiations.

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