The Taliban in a statement announced a three-day ceasefire during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, following a surge of violence that comes on the heels of the foreign troops' withdrawal from the country.
The statement says that all Taliban fighters have been instructed to stop all kinds of offensive operations across the country from the first to the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The statement added that Taliban fighters have been told that if they are attacked “by the enemy” during these three days, they should protect and defend themselves.
The fighters have also been asked to avoid any attempt to enter territories under the Afghan government’s control and also they should not allow any members of Afghan forces to enter their territories.
This comes as violence has been on the rise since the start of this month.
This would be the third ceasefire in the country following the first in August 2018. But all have been for three days only each time.