A year prior, during a remarkable truce, Afghan powers and the Taliban put down their weapons to praise the Muslim celebration of Eid. As talks over the nation’s future proceed, do the individuals who met up feel any more like an enduring harmony?
For three days in June 2018, men since a long time ago committed to killing each other embraced and presented together for selfies.
Those scenes helped kick-begin a harmony procedure that has gained critical ground.
Hayatullah Hayat, at that point legislative leader of Nangarhar region, was among the individuals who met the radicals.
He drove a joint parade of government and Taliban individuals through the eastern city of Jalalabad – the red, green and dark national banner, alongside the white standard of the guerillas, rippling above them.
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“I facilitated 230 Taliban, and none of them were looked through when they entered my royal residence,” he lets me know gladly.
Mr Hayat has endure various ambushes by the Taliban, and says he has lost in excess of 50 close associates to the contention in the previous couple of years.
He concedes that he was at first worried about the likelihood his visitors may assault him.