June 17, 2018 / 4:35 PM / 4 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.

FILE PHOTO - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during during a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul, Afghanistan February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

“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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