First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Thursday, while speaking at a gathering in Nangarhar, said that the real fight is over power.
Former Balkh governor and politician Atta Mohammad Noor said he has recently started considering the option of an interim government which he said could help resolve the current crisis.
President Ashraf Ghani visited Nangarhar province on Thursday morning to review the security situation and meet with local officials.
A number of soldiers have been killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army check post in Kunduz province.
Democrat Joe Biden has been cleared by Congress to be sworn in as the next US president on January 20.
As many as 130 Al Qaeda fighters from India and Bangladesh are getting ready to carry out attacks along with the Haqqani network in the Af-Pak region, an Indian intelligence report said.
Peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban are set to resume today in Doha, at a time of heightened violence in Afghanistan and uncertainty about the prospects for an end to four decades of crushing conflict.
The Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister is scheduled to visit Kabul next week to attend the inauguration of three joint projects.
Second Vice President Sarwar Danish has called on Pakistan and the international community to probe the “cowardly” attack on coal miners, seven of whom were Afghan nationals, by extremists groups in Pakistan and prosecute the culprits.
As the Afghan Republic’s negotiating team left Kabul for Doha early Tuesday, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Afghanistan to discuss peace process issues with high-ranking government officials.