Afghan officials say government forces have regained control of a district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
Afghan police say the death toll has risen to 18 from a roadside bomb that exploded in southern Afghanistan on June 20.
Security forces in northern Afghanistan say they are preparing to launch a counteroffensive against Taliban militants after government troops took control of a district in the country’s northeast.
At least 14 civilians were killed and five wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's president issued a decree on June 19 extending parliament's mandate until a vote could be held after elections scheduled for April were postponed because of security fears.
An Afghan official says the country plans to launch next year its first online marketplace to allow local businesses to export products directly to world markets.
The Islamic State is in an "initial exploratory phase" and is looking for ways to expand in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress June 17.
More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan on June 17, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.
A Pentagon report says Afghan security forces have demonstrated resilience in heavy fighting with the Taliban this year but suffered high casualties and must continue to improve to achieve more than in the current fighting season.
The Taliban has warned the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group against waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan, following several defections and reported clashes with militants loyal to IS.
The UN's agency for gender equality has launched a campaign in Afghanistan encouraging men to become advocates for the rights of women and girls.
Police said a district governor and three police officers were killed on June 14 when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in northeastern Afghanistan.