Afghan President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the Taliban's offer of a three-day ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday starting Sunday and ordered his forces to also comply.

Iran Press/Asia: "I welcome the ceasefire announcement by the Taliban," Ghani wrote on Twitter.

"As commander-in-chief I have instructed the Afghan National Defence Security Force. to comply with the three-day truce and to defend only if attacked," he said.

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