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Taliban declares Pakistan ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban announced a one-month ceasefire yesterday aimed at reviving peace talks.

A government negotiator could not confirm claims of safety guarantees, but said talks could resume if the ceasefire held.

Speculation has mounted in recent weeks that the Pakistani military is planning an offensive against the insurgents after talks between the militants and government broke down.

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