Six Indian engineers working on a power plant project in northern Afghanistan were kidnapped along with their Afghan driver on Sunday, Afghan officials said.
At least 851 armed militants were killed, wounded or arrested during last week by Afghan security and defense forces, according to interior ministry.
Afghan Defense forces have taken back the control of Kuhestanat district in northern Badakhshan province after two days of fighting.
According to local officials in northern Laghman province, an explosion in Mehtarlam city of the province left at least one woman killed and either other people wounded, including women and children as well.
Afghan National Directorate for Security (NDS) said it has arrested a Pakistani national who was in charge of supporting Taliban with their ammunitions and equipment.
The Taliban militants took control of a district in northern Badakhshan province after they had surrounded the district for past two days.
On April 30, in an explosion near the US embassy in Kabul, the journalists who came to report on an earlier blast, were the prime target of the suicide bomber.
In Afghanistan, the insurgency’s control over districts remains at its highest level since the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, began receiving district control data in November 2015.
About 500 Afghan civilians were killed and injured in clashes and terrorist attacks in April, a monitor group reported Wednesday.
The 22-year-old U.S. service member killed Monday during a combat operation in eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.