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Taliban kill dozens of soldiers despite government ceasefire

Taliban kill dozens of soldiers despite government ceasefire

Taliban fighters kill dozens of Afghan soldiers despite President Ghani ceasefire, Al Jazeera reported.

Despite the Eid ceasefire extended by 10 days, Taliban terrorists have killed 30 security forces in an ambush in the western province of Badghis. On Wednesday morning, the news was confirmed by the provincial governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai while the Taliban did not immediately comment on the attacks on two checkpoints.

According to another official, Abdul Aziz Bek who is head of the Badghis provincial council one military base was targeted, in the district of Balamerghab.

“Large numbers of Taliban came from several directions. After hours of heavy fighting 30 Afghan security forces were killed and the Taliban captured the base,”

Mr Bek added.

Fifteen Taliban were killed in other areas of the province overnight, he said, adding that the fighters prepared their attacks and did reconnaissance of the area during their ceasefire.

Kabul peace march addressed demands to President Ghani

Meanwhile, Kabul peace march members addressed four principal demands to Afghan leader after walking for months across the country in a peaceful protest against the ongoing war. Hundreds of Afghans came by their feet from the Helmand province to Kabul on Monday, marchers were welcomed by local residents with food, drinks, shelter.

The group addressed four demands to Ghani on Tuesday, marchers told President Ghani that he will have to act upon our demands. During his presidential election campaign, he promised a lot but if the Taliban keep attacking us peace walkers will have to defend ourselves. On Tuesday, Kabul marchers gave a three-day notice to the Taliban to respond to their demands.