No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group is active in eastern Nangarhar province. Recently, IS has shown signs of expansion in Afghanistan, with attacks in the north, the south and the capital of Kabul.
The Islamist terror outfits have been waiting for a chance to get back at her and her Awami League party for their strong secular credentials and her pro-India foreign policy.
The evacuation, especially of women footballers, was necessitated by Taliban's takeover of the strife-torn country in August this year.
The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called for urgent and unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens.
Following the discussions, the German delegation said the Taliban government is a "reality." The group took over Afghanistan on August 15 as the US and NATO allies withdrew forces from the country.
Announcing Prime Minister Modi's participation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the agenda of the summit will include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs, security and the fight against terrorism and human rights in Afghanistan.
There were reports that ICC might forbid Afghanistan from participating in the T20 World Cup event if the team decides to play under the Taliban flag.
This will be the farewell visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has completed 16 years in office characterised by near unwavering support for Israel.
Senior Taliban officials and US representatives are meeting on Saturday and Sunday in Doha, the capital of the Persian Gulf state of Qatar.
US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman had said her Pakistan trip was to ‘consult deeply on how we see the changing circumstances, given the change that has taken place in Afghanistan’.
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said there would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the increasingly active Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan.
The region's IS affiliate identified the bomber as a Uygher Muslim and said the attack targeted both Shiites and the Taliban for their purported willingness to expel Uyghers to meet demands from China.
The explosion has taken place inisde Shiite mosque in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.
Haji Najibullah, 45, was previously charged with crimes related to the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist and two Afghan nationals.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the operation was carried out Tuesday night by special unit forces in the Pashai area of Pagham district in Kabul province.
In a surprise move head of spy agency ISI Faiz Hameed has been transferred, however his replacement has not been announced.
Afghani musicians were left teary after they were flown out of Kabul to Portugal. Afraid that the music ban could come soon in the country, these musicians' wish to preserve Afghani music got a huge assistance.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents Dadasaheb Phalke Award to film actor Rajinikanth, at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents an award to Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Minister Anurag Thakur is also seen.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents an award to film sound designer Resul Pookutty at the 67th National Film Awards presentation ceremony, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Relatives and friends of the trekkers who lost their lives in Uttarakhand due to natural catastrophe, arrive at the NSCBI airport in Kolkata.PTI Photo
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