A 14-year-old girl was shot dead by her lover, who later committed suicide in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Monday, officials said.
The fate of the 'Smart City' township construction case, in which many senior government officials were involved remains unknown, and those who had violated the law continue to hold position of power in the government.
Members of the Helmand provincial council on Saturday raised concerns over the number of district governors and other civil servants who have left their posts due to insecurity.
The Afghan defense officials reacted at the allegations of a Pakistani official regarding the alleged destructive role of India, calling it as baseless.
An American soldier has been killed during a clearing operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.
A senior Afghan official has said that the government will push regional countries including Russia to press the Taliban for peace, it has been reported.
At least 25 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- rebels have been killed during an air-and-ground operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, official said on Sunday.