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.
Skirmishes between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces recommence after a three-day ceasefire expired in Afghanistan.
US and NATO officials said that US troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump says his country should no longer be a police force in Afghanistan after 19 years, calling for troop withdrawal, which according to reports is considerably ahead of schedule.
Authorities release prisoners from across the country, with approximately 600 of them from notorious Bagram jail near capital Kabul, following insurgents' three-day ceasefire to mark Eid al Fitr.
Some 12,000 American soldiers have been deployed to train and aid the Afghan National Security Forces, costing Washington about $4 billion annually to keep Afghanistan's military in fighting form.
In a separate incident north of the capital Kabul, unidentified gunmen opened fire on worshippers offering evening prayers at a mosque, killing at least seven people and wounding 12, police said.
Eradicating terror from Afghanistan remains the top priority, but all sides must now agree on methods.
Zainab, who had named her newborn 'Omid', hope in Dari, waited seven years to successfully conceive, nine months to meet her baby and in four hours lost him after attackers disguised as policemen shot him dead in a Kabul hospital.
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