Car bombing kills four security members and eight civilians as Taliban attack convoy of country's main intelligence agency in Paghman district west of capital Kabul, officials say.
Pakistan's prime minister has said his country is not someone's 'hired gun', following US demands for Islamabad to do more in the battle against militancy.
No group has taken responsibility for the assault on two army outposts late in Herat's Shindand district, but authorities blame the Taliban.
Kabul recently signalled that it wants to keep a tight rein on the multitude of armed groups that run amok across much of the country — some backed by Afghanistan and the US — who want to impose their own version of local governance.
Meanwhile, a director of a local TV station was kidnapped in the eastern Nangarhar province and a suspected US drone strike in the Paktika province killed a local government employee believed to have links to militants.
The overture to Imran Khan represents a sea change from Trump's normally harsh rhetoric towards Pakistan, and will add to growing speculation that the United States is planning to pull out of Afghanistan in the near future.
Taliban says only civilians died in Helmand province raid but government officials say 16 fighters were also killed. Separately, Taliban attacked a Kabul-based security firm, killing 10 and wounding 19 others, "in response to air strikes."
NATO says the soldiers were killed in an IED blast near the central city of Ghazni. Meanwhile, an international conference on Afghanistan is underway in the Swiss city to discuss how to end the 17-year war.
The ambush took place on Sunday afternoon in western Farah province, Dadullah Qaneh, a member of the provincial council, says. Four policemen, including the deputy provincial police chief, were wounded in the attack near Lash wa Juwayn district.
History shows that the old strategy of promising a share of power to the old guard, in exchange for their stamp of approval, will not work.
The United States cut off key military funding to Pakistan, while Trump alleges Pakistan harboured Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts, flying in the face of deep and long-standing security cooperation between the two countries.
Afghan authorities say they're struggling to identify group behind Tuesday's attack on clerics that killed dozens and wounded around 95 others. Taliban has denied responsibility and Daesh hasn't issued any statement yet.
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