The Taliban group leadership has ordered the fighters of the group to refrain from movements in the areas under the control of government and major cities after a deadly explosion ripped through a gathering of Taliban, civilians, and security forces in Nangarhar late on Saturday.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the decision has been taken in a bid to prevent civilian casualties.

Mujahid went on to claim that the enemies are attempting to misuse from the ceasefire opportunity and there are chances that more such incidents would occur.

He said the Taliban militants have been ordered not to participate in such gatherings and those violating the orders would be dealt with strictly.

The provincial government media office in Nangarhar said a suicide blast ripped through a gathering celebrating ceasefire and Eid in Rodat district at around 5:30 pm local time, leaving at least 25 dead, and at least 54 wounded.

In the meantime, the government sources in Nangarhar are saying that the blast has left at least 35 dead while more than 60 others have sustained injuries.


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