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Foreign missions in Afghanistan call for Taliban ceasefire

Foreign missions in Afghanistan call for Taliban ceasefire

FIFTEEN diplomatic missions and the NATO representative in Afghanistan have urged the Taliban to halt their military offensives, just hours after the insurgents and the Afghan government failed to agree on a ceasefire at talks in Doha. A delegation of Afghan leaders met the Taliban's political leadership in the Qatari capital over the weekend. But in a statement late on Sunday, the Taliban made no mention of a halt to Afghanistan's escalating violence. "This Eid al-Adha, the Taliban should lay down their weapons for good and show the world their commitment to the peace process," the 15 missions and the…
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