Among the dead were four civilians and three police officers, while another eight civilians were wounded. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul.
The Taliban-Afghan talks which was due to take place in Doha this weekend, fell apart at the last minute in a row over the large number of delegates Kabul wanted to send.
Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so.
The Taliban effectively control nearly half of Afghanistan and have continued to launch daily attacks on security forces despite holding several rounds of peace talks with the United States in recent months.
Colonel Qais Mangal, a Defense Ministry spokesman, says that at least 12 security forces have been killed during the past 48 hours, bringing the overall death toll to more than 40.
Officials say lives of some 600 troops under threat in ongoing fighting as Taliban fighters storm all security posts around a government compound in western Badghis province.
Another six Afghan security force members were taken by militants who stormed checkpoints in both northern and western Afghanistan.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's reported suggestion that an interim government in Afghanistan could help smooth the US-Taliban talks process has sparked a high-level diplomatic row on Twitter.
There's no further details available and the names of the service members are being withheld until next of kin are informed.
Afghanistan's Health Ministry says at least six people were killed and 23 wounded in attack claimed by Daesh.
Diplomatic sources said that US cut relations with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s national security adviser after he launched a blistering public attack on the chief US negotiator, Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad.
Abdul Aziz is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after leading the gunman in a cat-and-mouse chase before scaring him into speeding away in his car.
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