Ramadan in 2013 started on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.
The Afghan Taliban promised on Friday to continue attacks over Ramadan, rejecting as a fake an insurgent email promising a halt in violence over the coming Muslim holy month and saying it was the work of government intelligence.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the message sent in his name promising a temporary cessation of violence with next week’s start of Ramadan was the latest incident in a simmering cyber war between intelligence agencies and the insurgents.
“In that mail the enemy losers have tried to influence attacks by mujahideen fighters,” Mujahid said. “We strongly reject sending any such email on a stoppage of operations.”