A suicide attacker on foot detonated himself in front of Kabul University as Afghans celebrated Nowruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. At least 65 people were wounded in the attack.
Turkey's role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed.
Kabul has offered to recognise the Taliban, but the Taliban insists that it negotiates with the US. The US has refused and the deadlock remains. In the mean time, it is the civilians who suffer.
Health officials say at least 10 people were killed and over a dozen injured in the attack at a checkpoint in Kabul's Shia-majority area. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish says the bombing took place in the Qabil Bay area of Kabul where many expatriates reside. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest blast.
The suicide attacker targeted a wedding hall in Kabul where a political gathering was taking place inside, officials say.
Afghan media have reported that Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security wanted the ban to stop the Taliban and other insurgent groups from using encrypted messages.
The air strike was called in to support an Afghan Special Forces unit battling attackers who hit Kabul airport, but it suffered a missile malfunction, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tells the Taliban to embrace peace or "face the consequences" at the peace conference in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.
The truck bomb which detonated in the heart of Afghanistan's capital city is now the deadliest attack in Kabul since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.
Afghan police use live ammunition to disperse hundreds of demonstrators at the site of Wednesday's truck bomb attack in which 90 people were killed. The protesters were demanding resignation of President Ashraf Ghani's government.
Kabul says civilians killed in the US-Afghan operation were used as human shields by their alleged Taliban family members
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