The Taliban group has rejected rumors regarding a ceasefire declaration during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said audio clips circulating on social media regarding ceasefire declaration is not new and belongs to last year.

This comes as the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had earlier welcomed a ceasefire declaration by Taliban group during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Office of the Former President in a statement said the former President Hamid Karzai welcomes declaration of ceasefire by Taliban group during Eid-ul-Fitr days.

The statement further added that the former President urges the government to declare a ceasefire as a gesture of goodwill and refrain from any military operations.

Karzai also hailed the declaration of a three-day ceasefire as a good start for bringing peace in the country.

Both the government and Taliban group announced ceasefire during Eid days last year. The Taliban group adhered to a three-day ceasefire only despite the government announced an extension to its declaration of the ceasefire.

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