Afghanistan government has unilaterally extended ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period.
President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government's lead and enter peace talks.
In extraordinary scenes, militants have been embracing security force members and taking selfies with citizens.
However, twenty-six people killed in a suicide attack on one gathering of Taliban and government officials in Nangarhar.
Taliban refuse to extend 3-day ceasefire with security forces
Afghan Taliban have refused to extend their three-day ceasefire with security forces.
In a statement to AFP, Taliabn spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said fighting will resume tonight and their operations will begin.
It may be added that Afghan Taliban had announced three-day ceasefire from the Day of Eidul Fitr, which was hailed by the world at large.
Afghanistan HPC calls on Taliban to extend the ceasefire
Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) today called on the Taliban to extend the ceasefire at the request of the people and offered full cooperation to the Taliban.
HPC Chief Karmi Khalili hoped that peace talks with the Taliban will make progress with extension in ceasefire.
He lauded that Taliban have always emphasized the need for an Afghan owned peace process.
Source: Radio Pakistan