Fighting is raging across several provinces, but the militants have primarily focused on a devastating campaign across the northern countryside.
Authorities will begin rebuilding a learning complex believed to be the home of the famous 13th century Sufi poet.
Afghanistan's government officials said Taliban insurgents targeted checkpoints in three provinces, in a fresh wave of violence despite a deal with the US and a worsening coronavirus crisis.
Officials say casualties occurred after militants struck military checkpoints in at least three northern provinces.
Afghanistan's defence ministry says an “enemy" attack in Balkh province district of Dawlatabad left at least seven soldiers dead and six other security force members wounded. A local official gave a higher death toll.
A caretaker government staffed by respected officials and ministers should preside over the elections to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't face another crisis ahead of a high stakes election.
As Afghanistan suffers ever-growing levels of drug addiction, figures show more women being dragged into the spiral of addiction, often introduced to narcotics by their male partners or relatives.
"When I started beekeeping I realised that it's an easy task," says Frozan, 19, who purchased two beehives with a loan three years ago and now has 12 beehives.
Abdul Karim Khadam, the governor of northern Samangan province, was sacked along with four other provincial governors last week.
Archaeologists in Afghanistan are trying to unravel the secrets of one of the world's oldest mosques. They're trying to understand just how the building survived centuries of earthquakes, invasions and plenty of other mysteries.
A bombing in the northern city of Balkh marks the second time in 24 hours that Shia Muslims were targeted in the country.
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