Taliban rejects reports on ceasefire

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Taliban has rejected the reports that they have made a decision on a ceasefire for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the group, said in a tweet that an audio message on social media about ceasefire is from the last year.

This comes few hours after former President Hamid Karzai said in a statement that he welcomes “ceasefire announcement” by the Taliban during three days of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr. In this statement, Karzai called on the Afghan government to come up with a similar act. Last year in June, the two sides agreed on a three-day ceasefire which was widely welcomed by the Afghan people and Afghanistan’s international partners.

Karzai’s statement came a day after his meeting with Taliban members in Moscow, where the group rejected the calls for a ceasefire. (Khaama Press)