He said that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Hizbe party leader, offered the conditional ceasefire in response to the United Nations Security Council call on Wednesday for a halt in fighting between Hizbe and the interim government so that foreigners could leave. Central Kabul was filled with people fleeing the four-day bombardment when 10 rockets ploughed into the crowd. Bodies lay in the street and more than 150 people were injured.Reuse content
Kabul (Reuter) - The leader of a dissident Afghan mujahedin group offered a one-day ceasefire to let foreigners leave Kabul, where at least 100 people died in blistering rocket fire yesterday. 'We will accept a ceasefire for one day if the other side accepts,' a spokesman for the fundamentalist Hizbe Islami party said, in the Pakistani town of Peshawar.