If all goes to plan a peace accord is due to be signed at the end of the week in Qatar where the Taliban have a political office.
Trump met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and addressed U.S. troops, telling them that America was “substantially” reducing its military presence in the country.
US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was calling off talks with Afghanistan on Saturday night.
The explosion came as a senior U.S. diplomat was visiting Kabul to brief Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a draft peace accord reached with the insurgents that could see thousands of U.S. troops withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the first half of the year, foreign and government forces killed 717 civilians, while anti-government elements (including Taliban) caused 531 deaths, the UN said.
With a growing number of attacks and civilian casualties. The conflict in Afghanistan is intensifying even 18 years after U.S. intervention. But what is the humanitarian cost?
A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel, six civilians and wounded more than 180, officials said, as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stands behind strong NATO after unease following his predecessor's resignation.
A new effort to end the war in Afghanistan is set to begin on February 25 with talks scheduled between the US and the Taliban
Taliban militants have told people not to take part in what they consider a foreign-imposed process and warning election centres may be attacked.
Jalaluddin Haqqani founded the Haqqani network, one of the most powerful groups in the Afghan insurgency, in the 1970s.
Gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre in Kabul on Thursday just hours after at least thirty people died in a suicide bombing at an educational centre in the city
A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, and Taliban militants claimed responsibility.
Afghanistan: 40 years of instability, is there hope for peace?
Taliban insurgents posed for photos and shared hugs with their opponents during the three-day ceasefire.
US drone strike kills Mullah Fazlullah, who was the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan.