A spokesman for the Taliban's political bureau claimed that it was the Afghan government that started the war in several provinces, the Al-Jazeera television network reported.

Iran PressAsia: The spokesman told the Al-Jazeera network, "we warn of US intervention in Afghanistan."

He said, "The actions we took were in response to government attacks."

The Taliban official added that the Afghan government had chosen to declare war.

He stated: "There is no agreement on a ceasefire in Afghanistan."