The Afghan government, Afghanistan Ulema Council and the United Nations have called on militants to stop their war and embark on a ceasefire with government during Ramazan.

President Ashraf Ghani's deputy spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashemi said if Taliban want to continue violence, they will face serious action.

UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, expressed the hope that it will provide ground for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

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