US officials and the Taliban began the seventh round of talks on Saturday, in what one US official said was a "make-or-break moment" in efforts to end the 18-year war.
Peace may be closer than ever in Afghanistan, as the Taliban and the US get ready for talks on June 29 with the aim of reaching a peace deal before the country’s presidential elections in September.
Tehran's bid to facilitate talks between Kabul and the insurgent group comes as the US prepares to drawdown troops from the war-torn country.
Taliban says only civilians died in Helmand province raid but government officials say 16 fighters were also killed. Separately, Taliban attacked a Kabul-based security firm, killing 10 and wounding 19 others, "in response to air strikes."
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the Kabul government's offer of peace talks is a "historic opportunity" for Taliban.
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