Afghan officials say strikes on Taliban positions killed 30 fighters in northern Kunduz province, but Taliban says the botched raid killed 23 civilians instead.
The stalled release of prisoners has delayed talks between Afghanistan's government and the militant group but negotiations are expected to begin once the inmate impasse is overcome.
At least 100 people have died and another 100 are injured and nearly 500 houses destroyed after overnight rains fuelled floods that ravaged the city of Charikar, north of the capital Kabul., according to Afghanistan's Disaster Management Ministry.
Police say the attacks in the capital and Puli Khumri were targeting government employees.
Afghan officials have blamed Pakistan for firing across the Chaman border as a large crowd gathered to protest against the passage closure preventing nationals of both countries from entering Afghanistan for Eid al Adha.
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.
More than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents, most belonging to the banned terror outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, are present in Afghanistan, UN says in report, adding some of them have joined Daesh there.
Meanwhile, the US has said its deal with the Taliban is in the "next phase" as it urged the militants to reduce rising bloodshed.
Afghan officials blame Taliban for storming a checkpoint in Pasaband district of Ghor province. But the insurgent group hasn't claimed or denied responsibility for the raid.
The bomb struck a bus travelling through Kandahar province. The attack is said to the third since a brief ceasefire declared by the Taliban for a major Muslim holiday that ended last month.
The blast targeted Wazir Akber Khan Mosque in Kabul when worshipers had gathered for evening prayers, according to Afghan's interior ministry official.
Mohammad Rafi Sediqi, an official with Khurshid, confirmed the deaths of two employees. He said the two wounded were in critical condition.
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