Afghan govt’s three-day ceasefire ends with Taliban amid fresh peace talks

Afghan govt's three-day ceasefire ends with Taliban amid fresh peace talks
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Afghanistan government’s three-day ceasefire with the Taliban ended on Sunday. This comes amid calls for renewed peace talks.

It was marked by violent attacks. Some even claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed groups.

The infighting also resumed Sunday on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of the restive southern province of Helmand, an Afghan military spokesman and a local official said.

Taliban fighters have been attacking security checkpoints on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah and other districts.

Taliban has been waging an armed rebellion since its removal from power in a US-led military invasion in 2001.

Even after signing a peace agreement with the US in February 2020, armed group has continued to attack Afghan forces.

Afghanistan and Taliban have been holding talks in Doha since last September as part of the US push to arrive at lasting peace in the war-torn country.

But there seems to be an unstoppable violence in Afghanistan. This has rattled residents and regional countries. They are fearing the final withdrawal of US and NATO soldiers.

In April, US President Joe Biden had announced the pullout of US soldiers from Afghanistan by September 11 at the latest.

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