Taliban warriors and Afghan security powers embraced and took selfies with each other in fretful eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, as an uncommon truce in the war-torn nation held for the second day of Eid.
An assemblage that conveyed attack weapons and rocket-pushed projectile launchers went through the congested region of Bati Kot in Nangarhar territory on autos and motorbikes, waving Afghan and Taliban banners. These were individuals from Afghanistan’s greatest activist gathering.
Afghan powers keeping an eye on checkpoints offered Eid welcome to the Taliban, grasping and posturing for photographs with similar individuals they are typically attempting to kill; a scene that would have been unfathomable just a couple of days back.
Villagers additionally rushed around the guerillas, embracing them and cheerfully taking selfies with the intensely furnished warriors as they commended the occasion topping the heavenly month of Ramadan.
“I am here to offer welcome to our siblings in the police and armed force,” Taliban leader Baba told AFP. “We have held the truce well up until now. Everybody is sick of war and if our pioneers arrange us to proceed with the truce, we will hold it for eternity.”
A Taliban contender on a motorbike conveying the Afghan and Taliban banners respected the truce, yet said enduring peace would just be accomplished in the event that US powers left the nation.
“We need an Islamic nation and government. This can’t occur except if America leaves (Afghanistan),” he told AFP.
The Taliban reported a truce for the initial three long periods of Eid, which began on Friday, promising not to assault Afghan security powers out of the blue since the 2001 US attack. They said they would keep assaulting US-drove North Atlantic Arrangement Association (NATO) troops.
That came after President Ashraf Ghani reported that police and troops would stop activities against the Taliban for eight days, beginning last Tuesday – however he cautioned that tasks against different aggressors, including the Islamic State gathering, would proceed. Afghan Agent Inside Priest Masood Azizi revealed to AFP the two sides had so far regarded the truce.