Despite the ceasefire between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban fighters, the Taliban killed a district governor in northern Afghan.
The govern0r of Kohistan district in Faryab was killed along eight others in an ambush overnight, provincial governor spokesman Javed Bedar.
Intense fighting was reported in the northern provinces of Faryab and Sari Pul between Taliban forces and Afghan forces. An unspecified number of casualties were reported on both sides.
A Taliban announcement said that their fighters would discontinue fighting the Afghan forces for the first three days of Eid.
In February, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners among a range of options including new elections involving the armed group, and a constitutional review in a pact with the Taliban to end a conflict that last year alone killed or wounded more than 10,000 Afghan civilians.
Taliban has been fighting in Afghanistan since it was removed from power in 2001 by the US-led forces. The armed group has set the withdrawal of foreign forces as a pre-condition for peace talks.