An Afghan security official says 83 Taliban fighters were killed during an operation by intelligence forces in the southern province of Kandahar late on January 31.
U.S. President Donald Trump says Washington does not want to negotiate with the Taliban, comments that follow a series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan.
Afghan officials say six children and an adult civilian were killed when a rocket hit their home in Ghazni Province on January 26.
The governor of the western Afghan province of Farah has resigned, citing worsening security in the region that he blamed on political interference and corruption among security forces.
The United States has designated as terrorists six individuals accused of supporting the Taliban and the Haqqani network in Afghanistan and is stressing their links to Pakistan.
Russia's state-run Rossia TV has erroneously reported that Ukraine's ambassador to Tajikistan and Afghanistan was among the dozens of people killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul last week.
Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone attack on a house near the Afghan border has killed two militants from the extremist Haqqani network.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told a meeting on Central Asia and Afghanistan that addressing "inequality, exclusion, and discrimination" is crucial to stemming terrorism and extremism.
German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan's Taliban accused of participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer.
At least five people have been killed in a mortar attack on a market in northern Afghanistan.
Afghan officials say the country's main intelligence agency has arrested a government employee in the western province of Herat for alleged spying for Iran.
The Afghan government says President Ashraf Ghani has met with a top-level UN Security Council delegation that included the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.