Taliban halts fighting in Afghanistan temporarily

Kabul (IP) – Taliban has temporarily halted clashes in Afghanistan on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha.

Iran PressAsia: Taliban said it is observing an unannounced ceasefire to enable Afghans to participate in the three-day Eid celebrations peacefully.

The Taliban underscored that they will not fight during the Eid al-Adha holiday but will defend themselves.

The Taliban had announced ceasefires during past Islamic holidays, offering respite to Afghans who can visit family in relative safety.

The recent announcement came while Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, witnessed rocket attacks on Tuesday.

At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as the country's President Ashraf Ghani held outdoor prayers with top officials to mark the start of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.

The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.


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