Afghan Hekmatyar denies declaring ceasefire

Former PM Afghan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Thursday denied he had declared a ceasefire in his battle against Afghanistan's government, a spokesman said.

Afghan Hekmatyar denies declaring ceasefire
Former PM Afghan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Thursday denied he had declared a ceasefire in his battle against Afghanistan's government, a spokesman said.

A statement aired by two private Afghan television channels and circulated in Kabul said his Hezb-i-Islami had halted its armed struggle and sought peace. But a Hekmatyar spokesman denied the statement.

"Hezb-e-Islami leader Hekmatyar has not issued any statement, it is an attempt to vilify him and spoil his image," Hekmatyar spokesman Haroon Zarghon told Reuters.

"We will continue our jihad and we will never give up our armed struggle against the foreign troops and the Afghan government."


Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2007, 00:01
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