On June 20, the Taliban carried out first major attack on Afghan government forces since end of the Eid ceasefire in the war torn country.
Eid al-Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims, took place on June 14-15, 2018. The Taliban officially announced the end of the ceasefire on June 17 despite a willigness of the central government to extend the effort.
Gunmen of the Taliban stormed government forces’ military base in the district of Balamerghab killing at least 30 soliders, according to Abdul Aziz Bek, the head of the Badghis provincial council. Bek added that 15 Taliban members were killed in clashes across the province.