Thousands of families have fled homes after more than 500 houses were damaged as a result of latest clashes in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday.
Most residents of southern Ghazni province resolve their problems and disputes through tribal jirgas instead of approaching the judicial organs due to corruption.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon," adding the strategy would take a regional approach rather than looking at the war-torn country in isolation.
A team of the German experts are expected to visit Kabul soon to investigate regarding the deadly May 31stbombing near the German embassy that left over 150 people dead.
While foreign troops cannot are not authorized to conduct arbitrary operations in any part of Afghanistan based on the security pacts with US and NATO; such operations, mostly with no coordination with Afghan forces, have increased in Helmand, Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces over the last month, residents and some government sources reveal.
A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups.
The head of the dreaded Haqqani network who also is second-in-command of the Afghan Taliban has denied insurgents’ involvement in recent bloody attacks in Kabul.
A top Taliban leader was killed in an airstrike carried out in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan late on Sunday night, the security sources said Monday.