Local Afghan leaders and Taliban agree on ceasefire in western province: Governor

AFP , Thursday 15 Jul 2021

Local Afghan leaders and the Taliban have agreed on a ceasefire days after the insurgents launched a major assault on the provincial capital of Qala-i-Naw

Local Afghan leaders and the Taliban have agreed on a ceasefire in the western province of Badghis, its governor told AFP Thursday, days after the insurgents launched a major assault on the provincial capital of Qala-i-Naw.

"The ceasefire between Afghan security forces and the Taliban began at around 10:00 am today. The ceasefire was brokered by tribal elders," Badghis governor Hesamuddin Shams told AFP, adding the truce had no specific time frame.

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