2019 presidential elections will be held on time and there will be parliamentary elections this year," President Ashraf Ghani said Saturday.
A senior Afghan Taliban leader was shot dead near Peshawar, Pakistan late Thursday, it has been reported.
Afghan government on Saturday welcomed Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's return to public life, hoping his comeback helps security and development in the country.
In his first public speech Saturday after coming out of long hiding, Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Saturday voiced support for peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan.
Two members of U.S. Special Forces were killed Thursday during a joint operation with Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province, it has been reported, first U.S. deaths since mother of all bombs strike two weeks ago.
After a long time in hiding, former Afghan militant leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is expected to return to public life coming one or two days.
Former U.S. military commander and CIA director, David Petrous, has called for 5,000 additional coalition troops in Afghanistan.
Former commander of Afghan army's 209th Corps Lieutenant General Mohmand Katawazai has been referred to prosecution over alleged negligence after Friday's attack that killed many soldiers at the base.
Civilian casualties from conflict in Afghanistan fell slightly in the first three months of 2017, the United Nations said on Thursday, a rare drop after continuous reports of rising casualties.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is reportedly looking to force his first deputy Abdul Rashid Dostum into exile in Turkey.