Afghans across the country have warmly welcomed the three-day nationwide ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban that is expected to begin on midnight Wednesday.
People in Kabul, Logar and Herat provinces suffered tragically because of violent incidents during Ramadan and they call on the warring parties to agree to a permanent truce.
Several families have been devastated by the ongoing violence, they said.
“We call on the Taliban to stop the war,” said a resident in Logar, named Rahmatullah.
“We are tired of the war, I swear to God, we are tired now, how long should the killing continue,” said Abdul Qayoum, a resident in Balkh.
“If they (Taliban) are not the slaves of the aliens, they should come and negotiate,” said Suhail Ahmad, a resident in Kabul.
“We hope that the ceasefire sets the stage for a permanent peace,” said a resident in Herat, Mohammad Ismail Sarwari.
“It is not justifiable to wage war against the Muslims from the address of religion,” said Aminuddin Muzzafari, Minister of Haj and Pilgrimage Affairs.