The Taliban militants attacked an army outpost in Parwan province, killing at least seven local soldiers, a source said.
US President Donald Trump wants to complete troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by election in November, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand and Head of Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah discussed the results of an inquiry about an incident along the border Harirud River which claimed the lives of a number of Afghan nationals.
The Afghan government has called for the Taliban to extend a three-day cease-fire, and reports suggest the Taliban may agree to an extension.
The Afghan government will release 900 Taliban militants by the end of today, sources in Office of the National Security Council said.
China has welcomed the release of Taliban prisoners and reduction of fighting and violence in Afghanistan.
Afghan forces have been put on “red alert” to “crush” any threat and provide security to the people across the country during the Eid days, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said on Saturday.
Taliban leader Fazal Mazloom’s absence from the Doha meetings this month could be linked to his Covid-19 positive status, a security official said.
The Taliban have stepped up their attacks on civilians and security forces during the holly month of Ramadan, Afghan officials claimed.
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