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Taliban accuses Northern Alliance of ceasefire violations

Meanwhile, the Taliban movement’s official Radio Shariat accused the opposition of manipulating the 10-12 October ceasefire - agreed by the two sides to facilitate the UN’s countrywide polio immunisation campaign - by attacking Taliban positions, according to news reports. The polio campaign started in the opposition-held Badakhshan province on Sunday, and in the northeastern Panjshir valley and Parwan province on Saturday. The UN’s anti-polio drive aims to protect 5.3 million children in Afghanistan, where the crippling disease is endemic.

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