The Taliban's chief negotiator mocked the U.S. in recent remarks, claiming that the U.S. was on the verge of defeat in Afghanistan after nearly 18 years of war.Full Story
Afghanistan ranks near the bottom of global indices on gender equality, with forced marriages, honor killings and domestic violence prevalent nationwide, particularly in rural areas.Full Story
The campaign comes as international observers have blasted the talks, led on the U.S. side by peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, for their lack of female inclusion.
Following the echo of gunshots, the area around the building was promptly cordoned off and secured by law enforcement officials.
Afghan women criticize the symbolic presence of women in Taliban peace talks along with the exclusion of women who are considered not to be traditional.
"Only women can feel the pain and miseries that Afghan women have suffered. The presence of women among the Taliban negotiators shows that the Taliban's ideology has changed."
Taliban militia attacked the town form various directions and the sound of gunfire echoed outside the city.
Heavy rains and weak infrastructure have left dozens dead and thousands of houses destroyed in western Afghanistan.
U.S. airstrike killed ten children in the Telawka neighborhood near Kunduz city, in Afghanistan. 2018 registered one of the highest number of civilian casualties ever recorded since the beginning of the Afghan conflict 17 years ago.
Six southern districts and the city of Kandahar were struck by heavy rain on Friday, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.
Civilian deaths increased by 11 percent, as a string of bombings and suicide attacks annihilated a country already in the midst of war.