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Big hugs and selfies as Afghan soldiers, Taliban celebrate Eid ceasefire

KABUL: Afghan soldiers and Taliban militants celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire marking the end of the Ramadan fasting season with Eid greetings, handshakes, big 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. Video and pictures on social media showed cheerful soldiers and Taliban hugging one another and exchanging Eid greetings in Logar…