Discussions centred around ongoing negotiations and eventual peace deal with the Taliban and Afghan govt, says official.
More than 217,000 people had to flee their homes because of fighting during the first seven months of 2019, OCHA finds.
A politician in the area said the government forces attacked a student gathering over the Eidul Azha holiday.
The bomb went off when a vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint outside the police station.
“This election process is nothing more than a ploy to deceive the common people," Taliban say in a statement.
A driver and a passerby were killed, and three more — including two employees of Khurshid TV — were injured: ministry.
A Taliban source says efforts are underway to organise a direct meeting between Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Baradar.
Taliban claim to have an agreement with US negotiators on 80pc issues, ready for intra-Afghan dialogue in next phase.
Officials describe it to be the “most crucial” phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
Most of the victims were women and children.
There was no immediate confirmation from the Taliban that it was behind the blast.
UN report says 717 civilians were killed by Afghan and international forces in the first six months of 2019.
The US Central Command confirms that two US troops were killed, but provided no details.
Pompeo says that Washington had a simple message for all Afghans: "We want them to take their country back."
Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says around 50 others are wounded.
Qureshi says Pakistan is playing the role of a mediator for the restoration of peace in Afghanistan.
Pakistan condemns attack on the office of President Ghani’s running mate.
An Afghan minister had earlier said direct talks with the Taliban would take place "in the coming two weeks".
The US-made vehicle, involved in the attack, was captured from Afghan forces, says a spokesperson.
Spokesperson for Taliban says they will accept Pakistan's invitation because it is a "neighbour and a Muslim country".
Pakistan condemns attacks, says "will continue to support intl' efforts to restore complete peace" in Afghanistan.
Gen Bajwa was received by US army chief Gen Dunford, presented 21-gun salute at Pentagon: ISPR.
Insurgents say the closure was ordered due to "some problems" and alleged that the aid group “did not remain impartial”.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.
Police chief Tadin Khan says the car bomb is followed by two other explosions.
Colonel Mujtaba was conducting a security assessment in Qarabagh district when an Afghan soldier started shooting.
Earlier, the US envoy assured the international community that the US was not "cutting and running" from Afghanistan.
“The attackers took over a building near the governor's office and police headquarters.”
The major diplomatic recognition comes days before PM Imran’s visit to Washington on 22nd.
Countries call for direct negotiations between Taliban, Ghani government and other Afghans to make "peace framework”.