Fourteen more were injured in the attack that targeted a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians who were celebrating Eid in an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country.
The ceasefire, which is the first since the Taliban was driven from power in 2001, excludes operations against foreign based forces in Afghanistan and comes in the wake of a government ceasefire.
The ceasefire will begin on Ramadan 27, or June 12 and last through the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, until around June 19. There was no immediate comment from the Taliban, who have steadily expanded their presence in recent years.
Two separate attack by the Taliban have left at least 33 dead. The ongoing violence has led to the extension of a deadline for Afghans to register to vote in the October 20 legislative elections.
Officials say the Afghan Taliban fighters attacked security forces right after a roadside bomb attack in Herat's Shindand district, wounding many and escaping with their weapons.
The spokesman for the Afghan Taliban speaks to TRT World about the recent Kunduz air strike, Kabul's talks offer and the emergence of Daesh in the region.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the Kabul government's offer of peace talks is a "historic opportunity" for Taliban.
Security issues and the Taliban featured in the discussions between the two country's leaders, which came a day after Afghanistan accused Pakistan of air strikes that caused "huge financial damages".
More than 20 signatories of a declaration including Turkey committed to a "Afghan-led" peace process at the Tashkent conference on Afghanistan in Uzbekistan, where the Taliban was absent.
The blast took place as spectators were leaving a wrestling match in southern Lashkargah city, wounding over 42 people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
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.
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