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.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to Kabul comes amid surging violence across Afghanistan that has worsened despite peace talks between Afghan government negotiators and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha in September.
Abu Muhsin al Masri was on FBI's Most Wanted list and the announcement of his killing came hours after a suicide bombing at an education centre in Kabul killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more.
The suicide attack happened late afternoon at the centre, which offers training and courses for students in higher education in a western district of Kabul.
Car bomb targets government building in Ghani Khel district of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 15 people and wounding nearly 40 others, officials say.
At least 9 people have died in an attack targeting the military in Helmand province.
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.
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