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Afghan Welcomes Taliban’s Ceasefire Announcement

The Afghan government has hailed ceasefire announcement made by the Taliban while saying that ‘it welcomes any move to stop the bloodshed.’

“Afghan government welcomes any move whether it is small or big which stops the bloodshed of even the death of one Afghan. Afghanistan welcomes the ceasefire announcement by the Taliban,” Tolo News quoted Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri as saying.

The Taliban on Saturday announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, two days after the Afghan government announced the ceasefire.

Earlier on June 7, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani announced that the ceasefire will start from the 27th of Ramzan (June 12) to the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr (June 19).

Other countries welcomed the ceasefire move by both sides and said this should become a permanent ceasefire.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also welcomed the Taliban’s announcement.

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