Taliban forces have increased their attacks in the weeks before Ramzan, with a string of strikes in Kandahar, Paktia, and Helmand, among other provinces
There appeared to have been at least three attackers, two of whom had blown themselves up while at least one was still fighting
US-led forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for almost 16 years, making it America's longest war, yet the situation there remains a stalemate.
Nearly 90,000 individuals have fled their villages and houses in 2017 amid violence escalation in Afghanistan, the report states
With the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Afghan pot is churning again with uncertain consequences for India.
US-Forces Afghanistan had said earlier that if confirmed, the death of the Hasib and his associates would "significantly degrade ISIS-K operations in Afghanistan and help reach our goal of destroying them in 2017."
The Durand Line has witnessed increased tension since Pakistan began trenching along it last year
The militants began their assault on the Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province on Saturday and captured most of it including the district centre
It is believed to be a suicide bombing