Taliban Starts Bombings In Afghanistan Again

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A motorcycle bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan killed three and injured 11 as the Taliban announced an end to a partial truce Monday after earlier agreeing to a weeklong “reduction of violence” before signing a peace agreement with the U.S., although U.S. officials said they had not yet determined who was responsible for the attack.

The truce expired Saturday, but U.S. officials had hoped for an agreement to prolong it, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani committing to extend the agreement until at least March 10, the day talks between the militant group and the Afghan government are set to begin, The Guardian reported.

“The reduction in violence … has ended now and our operations will continue as normal,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Agence France Press. “As per the [U.S.-Taliban] agreement, our mujahideen will not attack foreign forces but our operations will continue against the Kabul administration forces.”

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