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Afghanistan : As Violence Resumes, Taliban Takes Back The Truce


David Mudd

Taliban recently signed a contract with the USA, in the hope of finally restoring peace in Afghanistan. But Taliban called an abrupt truce marching a deadly attack and resumed operations against the Afghanistan security forces.

Where Did Taliban March Their Troops?


The attack happened at the football ground in Khost in eastern Afghanistan.

The blast which killed three people occurred at the same time when the Taliban decided to withdraw the agreement and continued operations against Afghanistan security forces.

“The reduction in violence has ended now”, said the Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. “And our operations will continue as normal. As per the (US-Taliban) agreement, our mujahideen will not attack foreign forces, but our operations will continue against the Kabul administration forces”.

After the Taliban signed the deal, Washington expected the Taliban to reduce violence and let people live in peace. The reduction in violence for a while gave hopes to Afghanistan’s to continue with their daily lives.


“The reduction in violence was a confidence builder. We’re very serious about our obligations, and we expect the Taliban will be serious about their obligations,” US Forces-Afghanistan commander General Scott Miller said.

What Does Taliban Plan In The Future?

“The real negotiations will start now… How cohesive are various players? What are their demands? What do they do? And finally, will the Taliban join a democratic setup or will a democratic set up adjust to the Taliban?

I think those are issues for which right now there are no clear answers”, S Jaishankar said. He also added that Afghanistan had evolved a lot in the past years. “You are watching the space, I am watching the space, and that space will evolve.”

The destructive attack began when the Taliban’s military commission circulated an order asking the fighters to resume operations. It was unexpected for the people of Afghanistan, and it came as a total shock worldwide.


President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said he would continue the partial truce at least until talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban kick-off, supposedly on March 10. However, he angered the militants by rejecting a prisoner swap component in the deal.