The Taliban group declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan amid intensified fighting between the warring sides despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran Press/Asia: A spokesman for the group wrote in a tweet on Saturday that the three-day ceasefire will take effect from tomorrow on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

"Do not carry out any offensive operations against the enemy anywhere, if any action is taken against you by the enemy, defend yourself," tweeted spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, adding that the ceasefire was declared solely for Eid festivities.

This is while Afghanistan's government has not yet indicated whether it will observe the ceasefire.