Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with TalibanAfghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday an extension of the government’s week-long ceasefire with the Taliban, as both sides observed a halt in hostilities for Eid. In a rare televised address to the nation, Ghani also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire which is due to end Sunday. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive positions,” Ghani said, adding details of the extension would be released later.



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