Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has dismissed the Taliban’s rejection of his offer of peace talks, suggesting that the militant group can still be persuaded to come to the negotiating table.
Afghan police say they have shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber as he approached a demonstration in the capital Kabul.
At least five people have been killed in a suicide bombing in front of a government ministry in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said.
The United Nations says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan has reached a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month's cease-fire.
A local official in Afghanistan has said that at least 11 soldiers were killed during a militant attack on a checkpoint in the western part of the country.
Afghan officials say government forces have killed at least six civilians in a ground and air operation in the eastern province of Nangarhar province.
A U.S. soldier died in combat in eastern Afghanistan, the second death in the country this week, the Department of Defense said on July 12.
A series of near-simultaneous attacks blamed on the Taliban have killed dozens of Afghan soldiers in the country's northern Kunduz Province, security forces say.
A landslide has killed at least 10 people and destroyed nearly 300 homes in northeast Afghanistan.
A German minister known for strong antimigrant rhetoric is under pressure to resign over the suicide of a failed Afghan asylum seeker after he was deported from Germany.
NATO leaders reaffirmed the alliance’s support for its mission in Afghanistan, as the country grapples with a stubborn Taliban insurgency and threats from other extremist groups.
The German Interior Ministry says one of the 69 Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany last week committed suicide on his return home.