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Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a ceasefire with Taliban from Monday to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday, despite the heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central city of Ghazni. “The conditional ceasefire will start tomorrow and it will continue as long as the Taliban preserves and respects it,” he said in an Afghan Independence Day ceremony in Kabul. “We call on the leadership of the Taliban to welcome the wishes of Afghans for a long-lasting and real peace,” he said. A senior official…