Isolated attacks take place, reports say, on first day of "violence reduction period" which if observed successfully will lead to US-Taliban deal and a subsequent pullout of US troops after nearly two decades in country.
Insurgents dug a tunnel in volatile Sangin district and then blew it up before their fighters could attack the compound.
The Taliban claimed they were behind a fatal roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province, that had killed the US soldier. A Taliban spokesman even tweeted a purported photo ID of the slain US soldier, without saying how it was obtained.
They were travelling in a car and stopped at a Taliban checkpoint on the road, Paktia governor spokesman Abdullah Hasrat said. The Taliban has long targeted the judiciary in retaliation for harsh sentences given to their fighters.
Taliban leaders imposed a ban on the ICRC and the World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier in April saying the organisations were carrying out "suspicious" activities during vaccinations campaigns and not sticking to their declared missions.
The insurgent group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says Washington will regret abandoning negotiations a day after President Donald Trump said talks with the group were "dead."
An agreement would allow President Donald Trump to achieve his aim of ending Washington's longest-running war, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.
Negotiators launch final efforts to sign a peace deal to bring an end the conflict that killed and injured at least 1,500 civilians only in July in Afghanistan.
At least 35 people were killed and 27 others wounded in western Afghanistan when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials say, a day after the UN warned civilians were dying at "shocking" levels in the war-torn country.
Pro-government forces in Afghanistan have killed more civilians than the Taliban in the first months of 2019 as all sides claim they are working actively to prevent civilian deaths.
The target was a US convoy passing through an eastern neighbourhood of Kabul. This is the second suicide attack in the capital in as many days.
The assault that took place in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, set off a six-hour gunbattle which ended after the attackers were killed.
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