Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill at least 22 security forces - International

US envoy for Afghan peace Khalilzad meets Taliban officials in Qatar: WSJ

But it was the second time in four months that US officials have met face-to-face there.

The Taliban had reportedly met with United States officials in July after an unprecedented ceasefire in June which fuelled hopes that negotiations could bring an end to fighting after 17 years.

But under pressure to break the impasse with the group, Washington appeared to change tack in June when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country was prepared to "participate" in talks.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Rigbut Taliban insurgents are active in the province and have claimed pervious attacks there.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said only that Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Saturday meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

The 201 Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the airstrike was carried out on Saturday on the highway between Noor Geram and Do Aab districts.

Taliban and USA negotiators discussed a "peaceful end to the invasion in Afghanistan", Mujahid said, referring to the US-led intervention in 2001 that toppled the Taliban regime.

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They have ramped up attacks in strategic provinces and have also directed Afghans to boycott the parliamentary elections.

The head of the Farah provincial council, Farid Bakhtawar, provided efe with the number of soldiers killed and captured in the attacks, which began Saturday night and continued into Sunday morning in the district of Poshtrod.

Scores of people had gathered to listen to the candidate, but police said she was not at the rally at the time of the blast. Neither side would go on the record to confirm that meeting, but there has been speculation since then that more talks were planned.

Thirty-two others were injured, Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Takhar province said, when the bomb-rigged motorbike parked near the rally in Rustaq district and blew up. It is the third attack against the election campaign process this month. There are now about 14,000 United States soldiers in the country.

Last week, Taliban insurgents issued a statement condemning the elections and warning candidates and Afghan Security Forces that they would be targets if they participate. Officials from the country's Independent Election Commission said another two candidates have been abducted, with their fates unknown, and three others have been wounded in violence.

While five Taliban members were also killed in the attack, more than 10 Afghan soldiers have been taken as hostages by the group.

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