Attacks on international forces and foreign players have been rare since the Taliban signed a troop withdrawal deal with the United States almost a year ago.
The force of the explosion flipped the car upside down, killing the city’s District 5 police chief, Mohammadzai Kochi, and his bodyguard.
Timothy Weeks now supports dialogue with the militant group as a way to end the years-long Afghan conflict.
Gunmen shoot dead two Afghan women judges working for Supreme Court, officials say, as fear grows in restive city following several targeted killings of high-profile figures recently.
Taliban fighters who infiltrated a base of pro-government Afghan militiamen killed 12 of them, officials say. Separately, a roadside bomb killed two policemen in the capital Kabul.
Kandahar matters, and what happens there generally decides not just the fate of Afghanistan but also impacts Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
Attacks in southern Uruzgan and Helmand and northern Kunduz claim at least 23 lives, including civilians, officials say.
Kabul and several other provinces of Afghanistan have been rocked by deadly violence, including bombings, rocket attacks and targeted killings in recent months.
Afghanistan continues to be hit by violence despite meetings between the Afghan government and the Taliban since September to discuss an end to the 19-year war.
Taliban backs off from signing agreement with Afghan negotiators in Doha talks, which was to include references to "Islamic Republic of Afghanistan," government and diplomatic sources say.
Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo met separately with Afghan government and Taliban officials amid signs of progress in their talks in Doha.
At least 23 rockets targeted different residential areas in Afghanistan's capital, killing at least eight people and wounding 31 others, official says.
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