A Spanish policeman has died in an attack near the Spanish embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul. Seven other people are said to have been injured. At least three Taliban attackers are still holed up near the embassy, exchanging gunfire with police.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said he thinks victory is still possible in Afghanistan's long-running war. Flying into Kabul on a surprise visit, he said some Taliban rebels were signaling readiness to talk.
Neither the Taliban nor the government in Kabul is in a position to win the war in Afghanistan. But a peace deal between the two would damage the already delicate rule of law in the country, says DW's Florian Weigand.
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.
A new government report on military and civilian engagement in Afghanistan makes no mention of progress. According to Berlin, the worsening security situation is severely hampering Germany's commitment to reconstruction.
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