Afghan Taliban refuses ceasefire in Ramadan
Taliban rejected the appeal and claimed to continue attacks during Ramadan.
UN official Nicholas Haysome and HPC urged Taliban for a ceasefire in the holy month of Ramadan and join intra-Afghan dialogue for durable peace in the region.
“We want the armed opponents to show respect to the holy month of Ramadan so the people could focus on worship in a peaceful environment,” HPC said in a statement.
However, Taliban rejected any deal.
“Jihad is an obligation and worship. Our Jihad will gain more strength during Ramadan as its reward is 70% more,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement.
Taliban have increased attacks after the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.
Taliban also targeted an Afghan court following the execution of Taliban prisoners last month.