Afghanistan: Taliban declares three-day Eid ceasefire

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    The Afghan government and Taliban have agreed to a rare three-day ceasefire for the Muslim holiday of Eid later this week.

    This comes amid a surge in violence across Afghanistan.

    The latest explosion killed 11 people travelling on a bus in the southern province of Zabul.

    Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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