Washington’s ill-planned approach strengthened the Taliban insurgency. Now, Kabul risks doing the same to Daesh-K.
"Although we (Taliban) have the upper hand on the battlefield, we are very serious about talks and dialogue," a spokesperson of the Afghan insurgent group tells Reuters.
Frustration and fear grow over the recent spike in violence and both the Afghan government and Taliban are blaming each other.
In a separate incident north of the capital Kabul, unidentified gunmen opened fire on worshippers offering evening prayers at a mosque, killing at least seven people and wounding 12, police said.
Taliban leaders imposed a ban on the ICRC and the World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier in April saying the organisations were carrying out "suspicious" activities during vaccinations campaigns and not sticking to their declared missions.
The cancellation of the agreement between the US government and the Taliban has nothing to do with the loss of life.
Taliban launched offensive against Farah city in western Afghanistan, officials say, in latest attack as US pushes for a peace deal that would allow it to begin withdrawing troops.
In one corner of Afghanistan, civilians risk attacks by the Taliban and Daesh, killings by Afghan army units, and US drone strikes.
The target was a US convoy passing through an eastern neighbourhood of Kabul. This is the second suicide attack in the capital in as many days.
Images of Taliban fighters acquiring enemy weaponry have been shared on social media and the fact is that the Taliban gets its arms from different sources for years. But what impact does this have on the war.
The provincial governor's office said 16 other troops were wounded in the attack that began Friday and continued into Saturday in Wahser district.
Another seven soldiers were wounded in the siege in Sari Pul province, which the local government pinned on the Taliban.
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