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Deadly explosion in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban end partial truce

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 2, 2020
A bombing at a football match in the east of Afghanistan has killed three people and injured 11 others.
Peace in Afghanistan   Taliban
The Taliban announced an end to a partial truce that preceded Saturday's historic signing of a peace deal in Doha between the United States and the Taliban.

Topics: Afghanistan Taliban

"A motorcycle rigged with a bomb exploded during a football match," said Sayed Ahmad Babazai, police chief of eastern Khost province, giving details of the toll.

Abdul Fatah Wakman, president of the Khost Football Federation, told AFP the three people killed were brothers.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The limited truce between the Taliban, U.S. and Afghan forces preceded the signing of a landmark deal between the insurgents and Washington in Doha on Saturday.

But on Monday the Taliban announced they would resume attacks against Afghan forces, only a day after President Ashraf Ghani committed to continuing the partial truce at least until talks between Kabul and the Taliban kick off, supposedly on March 10.