An explosion was heard in Shar Naw area of Kabul city few minutes earlier amid reports the incident has taken place close to a gathering of the supporters of the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostu.
Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.
The US President Donald Trump’s administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in US policy in Afghanistan, done in the hope of jump-starting negotiations to end the 17-year war, according to a New York Times report.
The Al Khalifa regime has blocked visits to Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority who was recently admitted to a hospital in London for treatment following a deterioration in his health, an opposition leader said.
Amid growing protests in the north and north-eastern provinces, which started almost two weeks ago, protestors who are primarily Junbish-i-Milli Islami Afghanistan supporters have threatened to close the highway that leads from Kabul to the northern provinces if their demands are not met.
At least 14 militants have been killed and 16 others injured as Taliban militants stormed government security checkpoints in northern Badakhshan province on Saturday, the provincial governor's spokesman said Sunday.