Taliban rejects ceasefire appeal for Ramadan

Kabul, June 16 (IANS) The Taliban militant group has rejected a truce appeal made by Afghan clerics to halt terror activities during the holy month of Ramadan, a media report said.

A Taliban spokesperson said that not only are they rejecting the truce offer but will increase their attacks during Ramadan, Khaama Press reported.

Taliban announced their stance after the clerics appealed to the insurgent group to stop their attacks in Afghanistan and allow people to devote themselves to prayer.

Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims with fasting, introspection and prayer and will begin from June 18.

 

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