18 Jun '18, 7am

#Afghanistan: Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire #AFP

#Afghanistan: Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire #AFP

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country. Exhausted after their 700-kilometre (430-mile) trek, most of it during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, the marchers walked double file through the Afghan capital shouting "We want peace!" and "Stop fighting!" "We want our people to stay united for peace and get rid of this misery for the next generation," Mohammad Naikzad, one of the marchers, told Tolo News. "I am calling on both sides -- the government and the Taliban -- for God's sake... find a way for peace and reconciliation." The Taliban refused to extend their three-day ceasefire beyond Sunday night despite pressure from ordinary Afghans, the government and the international community. Taliban fig...

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