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uld Afghans be about to get a breather from scenes like this? Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban until June the 20th. It would give Afghans a little peace at least until the end of the Muslim fasting season. Attacks in Afghanistan have intensified during the holy month of Ramadan.
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There was no immediate reaction from the Taliban and the deal excludes other militant groups, such as Islamic State. The decision came after a meeting of Islamic clerics who declared a fatwa on attacks. The heavy security here, pulled in after a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State, killed 14 people.
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The bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the clerics' peace tent in Kabul. Not everyone agrees the cease fire is a good move. A former Army general has warned that a pause in fighting just gives the Taliban a chance to regroup.