South Asia and Beyond

Call For Talks As Afghan Ceasefire Ends

Afghanistan’s three-day ceasefire called by the Taliban ended on Sunday with the group’s spokesman and representative of the Kabul government calling for renewed peace talks. This is in line with the U.S. seeking accelerated talks as it withdraws its troops from the war battered country.

But the ceasefire gave people little respite from the violence. A mosque bombing last Friday killed 12 and wounded 16 with the Taliban denying they were responsible. Later the Islamic State said they had done it, also claiming to have attacked several electrical grid stations leaving Kabul in the dark during Ramzan.

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