Taliban announce Afghan ceasefire for Eid:The Taliban on Monday stated a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to mark this week’s Eidul Fitr holiday, just two days after the federal government criticized the insurgents for bombs outside a college that killed greater than 50 individuals, mostly girls.
“Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are advised to stop all offending operations versus the adversary countrywide from the first till the 3rd day of Eid,” a declaration released by the insurgents claimed.
“However if the enemy performs any kind of attack or attack against you throughout these days, stand prepared to robustly shield and safeguard yourselves as well as your territory,” it added.
Eidul Fitr marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, and the vacation starts according to the sighting of the new moon.
The ceasefire comes after the federal government condemned the Taliban for the strike outside a girls’ college in Dasht-e-Barchi, a residential area of the capital mainly occupied by the Shiite Hazara community, which is commonly targeted by extremist Sunni Islamist militants.
The Taliban have denied they were associated with the strike, the most dangerous in the country in more than a year.
Saturday’s blasts came as the USA remains to pull out its last 2,500 soldiers from the violence-wracked nation despite failing peace initiatives in between the Taliban and also Afghan government to end a decades-long battle.