June 17, 2018 / 4:34 PM / 6 months ago

Afghan president extends ceasefire with Taliban by 10 days

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office on Sunday extended a unilateral ceasefire with Taliban militants, due to end on Wednesday June 20, by 10 days.

“Afghan security forces can defend themselves against any attack,” Durani Waziri, spokeswoman for the presidential palace, told Reuters.

Reporting by Qadir Sediqi; Editing by Nick Macfie

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