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An overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel was ended by Afghan Special Forces who killed the last gunman from a group of four attackers.
Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says the ISIS terrorist group is seeking to dominate new regions like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia with the aim of restoring its caliphate which was uprooted in the Middle East.
An Afghan official has called on Iran to train his country’s military forces and boost military cooperation with Kabul.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised efforts made by Afghanistan’s government to boost unity among its people and said the Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to see sustainable peace and security in the neighboring country.
An Afghan politician says the Kabul government is trying to instigate ethnic and sectarian divisions in the country.
Afghanistan says it has received an inaugural consignment of wheat from India through a project which has opened a new trade and transit route in the region.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly censured the unprecedented suicide attacks in Afghanistan’s Kabul and Ghor, which claimed the lives of dozens of worshipers at mosques.
The spokesman for Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said the Kabul government will accept the military assistance of any country, including Iran, that intends to help in the fight against terrorism.
The Taliban leadership in western Afghanistan has warned in a statement that ISIS is a US-backed group and denied any reconciliation and interaction with this terrorist group.
The Afghan insurgent group Taliban claims it has targeted and shot down a military transport airplane carrying tens of American troopers north of Kabul.