NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
Rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha, a live television broadcast showed. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since May, Taliban has launched major attacks targeting government forces across the rugged countryside.
As a Taliban offensive spreads across Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be hoping for a significant commitment of aid post troop withdrawal with Joe Biden expected to pressure the Afghan leader to strike a deal with the insurgents.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterates Islamabad's support for peace process to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as Taliban and government declare a three-day ceasefire.
Insurgent group says its fighters will be "compelled to" fight foreign forces if the US fails to meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw its remaining soldiers from Afghanistan.
Afghan officials say strikes on Taliban positions killed 30 fighters in northern Kunduz province, but Taliban says the botched raid killed 23 civilians instead.
Taliban orders fighters to observe three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan for Eid al Adha holiday, starting on Friday, as President Ghani says peace talks with insurgents could begin in seven days.
Neither the leaders of India, Pakistan nor Afghanistan have shown the domestic urgency or the regional diplomacy required to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
A suicide bomb blast killed at least 26 people near President Ghani's campaign rally in Afghanistan's Parwan province, officials said. A blast in Kabul killed another 22 people.
China's first engaged the Taliban to protect its interests in Afghanistan in the 90s. Decades later, history repeats itself.
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