Deadly bombing rocks southern Afghan province as Taliban, govt agree on Eid ceasefire

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    At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing of a bus in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province, officials said on Monday. The attack came as the Taliban and the Afghan governent said they would observe a three-day ceasefire for the Muslim religious holiday of Eid, starting this week.

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