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Herāt is the third-largest city of Afghanistan. It has a population of about 436,300, and serves as the capital of Herat Province, situated in the fertile valley of the Hari River in the western part of the country.
China has blamed the United States' "abrupt announcement of complete withdrawal of forces" for the succession of explosive attacks throughout Afghanistan, saying the step has worsened the security situation and has threatened peace and stability as well as people's lives and safety in the war-torn country.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen. Sir Nick Carter, Britain's Chief of the Defence Staff and Head of the British Armed Forces in Kabul on Monday and discussed Pakistan's role in the peace process, and the escalation of violence in Afghanistan.
Two days after a deadly bombing outside a school in Kabul claimed the lives of over 60 students, the Taliban on Monday announced that they would observe a three-day ceasefire for the festival of Eid.
Amid the ongoing drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan, the war-torn country has seen a spike in the incidents of violence in recent weeks, leading to casualties of Afghan security forces and civilians.
As many as 50 people were killed in Afghanistan due to flash floods caused by heavy rainfall in several provinces, reported Afghanistan Times on Wednesday.
At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's western province of Herat, the local government said on Tuesday.
At least 68 Taliban terrorists were killed and 74 others were wounded in a recent government offensive operations in Afghanistan amid the ongoing peace talks.
Afghan government's delegation at peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar has its focus on human rights and reintegration of fighters, among other priorities of the political reconciliation, negotiators Ghulam Farooq Majrooh and Ayoub Ansari said.
A massive fire broke out at a fuel reservoir in the customs office of Afghanistan's Farah province on Saturday morning, TOLO News reported citing officials.