Afghan president extends ceasefire with Taliban by 10 days

Published June 18, 2018, 8:06 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Reuters

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office on Sunday extended a unilateral ceasefire with Taliban militants, due to end on Wednesday June 20, by 10 days.

FILE PHOTO - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during during a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul, Afghanistan February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/ MANILA BULLETIN
FILE PHOTO – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during during a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul, Afghanistan February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/ MANILA BULLETIN

“Afghan security forces can defend themselves against any attack,” Durani Waziri, spokeswoman for the presidential palace, told Reuters.

 
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