A UN report said 2,563 civilians were killed and 5,676 were wounded in the first nine months of this year. Insurgents were responsible for 62 percent of the casualties.
The Saudi-Iran feud risks spilling over into Afghanistan as both countries push for greater influence with competing groups in the war-torn country.
Taliban representatives said the militant group released three Indian engineers they had held captive. No confirmation from New Delhi and Afghan government as yet.
A US drone strike that left more than 30 farmers dead is another untold tragedy that rarely gets covered.
Local officials say at least 30 civilians dead in Afghan-US strike which, according to the defence ministry, targeted Daesh in Nangarhar. In what has been a deadly morning for Afghanistan, a suicide truck bomb killed at least 20 people in Zabul.
The cancellation of the agreement between the US government and the Taliban has nothing to do with the loss of life.
The Pentagon has been developing plans to withdraw as many as half of the 14,000 US troops who are still in Afghanistan, but the Taliban want all US and NATO forces withdrawn.
Does Afghanistan need to reconcile its past?
As the Taliban nears a peace deal with the US, the increasing presence of Daesh in the country makes the Afghan militant group jittery.
China's first engaged the Taliban to protect its interests in Afghanistan in the 90s. Decades later, history repeats itself.
At least 35 people were killed and 27 others wounded in western Afghanistan when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials say, a day after the UN warned civilians were dying at "shocking" levels in the war-torn country.
The start of Afghanistan's election season was marred by deadly violence, just hours after President Ashraf Ghani insisted "peace is coming" to the war-torn nation.
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