Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul Afghanistan

The governor of Kohistan district in Faryab was killed along with eight others in an ambush overnight, provincial governor spokesman Jawed Bidar told AFP, blaming the Taliban.

As government's ceasefire with the Taliban comes into effect, Afghanistan's National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) are in a defensive position opposed to being on the offensive. That was confirmed by provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullah Khail.

A week ago, a motorcycle suicide bomber killed 14 people near a gathering of Muslim clerics in the Afghan capital after they had issued an edict against suicide bombings, officials said, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit Kabul.

General Baba Jan, the commander of the first brigade of 20 Pamir Army Division in Kunduz said earlier in the day: "We will comply with the order and I have asked my soldiers to abide by it; if the enemy tries to disrupt the security of the people in Kunduz, they will be met with strong retaliation".

Employees were gathered at the entrance of the compound waiting for a bus to take them home when the suicide bomber blew himself up among the crowd, said rural ministry spokesman Faridoon Azhand, who was inside the building at the time.

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ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, although there's no evidence of the terror group's involvement. Pakistan has denied the accusations.

The Taliban said Saturday their fighters would stop attacking Afghan security forces but only for the first three days of Eid, the holiday capping Ramadan, that begins at the end of this week.

The source further added that the attack has left at least 5 policemen dead while more than 10 Taliban insurgents were also killed during the clashes. They said they would continue attacking US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, General Bajwa visited Kabul on Tuesday and during his visit, he had exclusive one on one meeting with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani followed by delegations level discussions.

If it holds, analysts had expressed cautious optimism that the agreements could help build trust between the government and the Taliban and lay the groundwork for peace talks.

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