Fighting has reached the centers of both Baghlan province in the north and Laghman province in the east. A district center in Laghman and some outposts fell to the Taliban in the last few days. The clashes in the two provinces have intensified after the three-day ceasefire on May 13 to May 15.
Eight members of the Afghan forces were killed in an attack by the Taliban on their outposts in Guzargah-e-Noor district in Baghlan on Friday night, two sources from security agencies in the province said on Saturday.
Mullah Mannan Niazi, the deputy leader of a splinter group of Taliban led by Mullah Rasul, who sustained injuries in a clash in Herat last week, has died, a source from Herat, who wished not to be named, said.
The death toll in multiple blasts outside a girls' school in Kabul on Saturday afternoon rose to over 50, the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday, adding that more than 100 others were wounded in the incident.
Seven people, all members of one family, were killed in Nijrab district, Kapisa province, when a roof they were sheltering under during heavy rainfall collapsed on Saturday morning, district governor Abdul Quddos Mujaddedi said.
At least 37 Taliban were killed and 28 more were wounded in Afghan forces operations supported by air support in Arghandab and Zherai districts in Kandahar province on Sunday, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Monday.