The United States Defense Secretary James called the Taliban militant group a "barbaric enemy" as he visited Kabul on Monday.
China said on Monday it was shocked by the number of casualties caused by an attack at an army base in north Afghanistan.
The World Bank will help build a highway project linking Peshawar with Kabul, Pakistan said Monday.
Afghan army's 209th Corps said Monday its members killed 54 Taliban militants in operations in northern part of the country.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday as new U.S. administration led by Donald Trump looks to prepare its strategy for the war-torn country.
Afghan government is willing to remove enemy subjects and infiltrated elements from the ranks of the country's security forces, National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar said.
Afghan presidency said Monday it accepted resignation of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Chief of Army Staff Qadam Shah Shahim.
Two days after Taliban carried out a deadly assault on a major army base in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, former president Hamid Karzai Sunday said that he could no longer call Taliban as his brothers.
A day after an attack hit a major Afghan military base in northern Balkh province, President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday ordered an investigation into the incident.
A bankrupt Turkish firm is among winners of $79 million contract from the Afghan government over a major dam project in the southwest of the country.