A district center in Afghanistan's northern Takhar Province fell to the Taliban on May 30 following a battle that left four Afghan security personnel dead, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.
The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says some elements of the Taliban are showing interest in peace talks.
Four Afghan police officers were killed after a group of suicide bombers attacked a police station in the eastern province of Logar, officials say.
Afghan forces have killed nine people, mostly civilians, by mistake during a raid on a house in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials say.
Unidentified gunmen have killed an employee of a voter-registration center and a police officer in the western Afghan province of Herat, officials say.
An Afghan official said a suicide car bomb attack by the Taliban has killed at least two Afghan soldiers.
Afghan and Pakistani security officials are meeting in Islamabad amid heightened tensions between the two neighbors.
Afghanistan has launched the registration of candidates for long-delayed parliamentary and district elections scheduled for this year.
At least 2 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity because of a devastating drought in Afghanistan, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says.
A career special operations soldier has been chosen as the next commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, media reported on May 23, citing U.S. officials.
Afghan officials say at least 14 police officers have been killed in several Taliban attacks on districts in the eastern province of Ghazni.