At least five people were killed and 20 others wounded after two bomb blasts targeted the Jibril area in the western Afghan city of Herat.
Several attacks are reported each week throughout Afghanistan, including some claimed by the regional chapter of the Daesh.
Group members announce that the person along with three others were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by security forces, a pharmacy owner at the square said.
Top Ariana airline official hails Qatari and Turkish technical experts for their assistance in getting Kabul airport operational in the shortest possible time.
President Joe Biden has doubled down on his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan despite the Taliban's rapid advances, but pledged to send more troops to evacuate civilians and warned the militants not to threaten that mission.
An urgent power-sharing agreement between Ghani’s government and the Taliban is one way of avoiding bloody confrontation in the capital.
The militant group has made rapid advances across southern Afghanistan overnight as US and other foreign forces near a complete withdrawal.
The speed of the Taliban offensive raises questions of how long the Afghan government forces can stop the militants from reaching Kabul.
International military forces leave behind a country facing growing insecurity and levels of violence, a faltering economy and multiple humanitarian crises.
Flights from Kandahar airport were cancelled when rockets hit the runway, an official said, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.
Taliban is waging a sweeping offensive across Afghanistan, attacking cities, snapping up territory and seizing border crossings with the withdrawal of foreign troops all but complete.
Herat province authorities says they are deploying fresh troops to retake Islam Qala post, the biggest trade crossing between Iran and Afghanistan, under Taliban's control, as local militia chief promises to lend fighters in the mission.
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