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With hugs and selfies, Taliban fighters, Afghan soldiers mark Eid in Kabul

President Ashraf Ghani on Friday expressed hope that the ceasefire would make way for a lengthier halt in the fighting

Reuters  |  Kabul 

Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants entered the Afghan capital on Saturday to celebrate an unprecedented ceasefire marking the end of the Ramadan fasting season, police said, as elsewhere soldiers and militants exchanged hugs and selfies. The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, which began on Friday, except against foreign forces. It overlaps with an Afghan government ceasefire which lasts until Wednesday. The Taliban entered Kabul through gates in the south and southeast. "They are unarmed as they handed over their weapons at ...

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First Published: Sat, June 16 2018. 16:44 IST
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