`Pakistan Taliban `Shahidullah Shahid’ announced month-long ceasefire allowing for resumption of Peace Talks’

#AceWorldNews says a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Shahidullah Shahid, announced a month-long ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks with the Pakistani government.

Islamabad began peace talks with the Taliban last month in an effort to end the seven-year insurgency, which has cost thousands of lives.

However, the militant group continued to carry out attacks on an almost daily basis.

The government then suspended dialogue with the Taliban after the insurgents claimed they had executed 23 kidnapped Pakistani soldiers in a north-western tribal region.

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