Afghan troops say they've retaken control of the centre of Kunduz. This comes three days after the city was seized by the Taliban. Many Afghans, however, are refusing to go back. They say they don't trust the government to keep them safe.
Taliban militants have killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in an attack on an army post in western Farah province. An "Islamic State" suicide bomber killed two in Kabul as violence continues to spike in Afghanistan.
The Taliban have issued a letter seeking to end the brutal, protracted bloodshed in Afghanistan through dialogue. Experts say it is a reaction to increased US airstrikes against the group and pressure on Pakistan.
The overall civilian toll fell by 9 percent compared to 2016, but the number of deaths from airstrikes saw a significant jump. A resurgent Taliban and "Islamic State" militants inflicted a bulk of the casualties.
Afghan officials have raised the death toll in Saturday's bomb attack in the capital to 103, as the city remains on high alert. Authorities have warned of more possible attacks by Islamist militants.
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