Source: BBC News
The Afghan government has announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban but says fighting with other militants will continue.
President Ashraf Ghani said the week-long ceasefire would coincide with the end of the Ramadan fasting month, Eid. The Taliban have yet to respond.
Last week they denied they were in secret talks with Afghan officials.
The US state department said its forces and coalition partners in Afghanistan would “honour the ceasefire”.
Tens of thousands of Afghans have been killed since US-led troops drove the Taliban from power in 2001.