Kabul has pledged to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners in a swap.
Afghan authorities and the Taliban are preparing to engage in negotiations.
“AQIS maintains close ties to the Taliban in Afghanistan, likely for protection and training,” says report.
Qureshi in meeting with Khalilzad urges ‘all sides’ to reduce violence.
Despite a major push by United States, there has been a delay in intra-Afghan talks.
Violence had dropped across much of Afghanistan since the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on May 24 to mark the Eidul Fitr holiday.
Pakistan’s cooperation on Afghanistan has not generated support for its stance on India-held Kashmir.
A sticking point ahead of the talks was the exchange of prisoners between the warring sides.
The two assaults took place on Thursday and Friday in separate provinces in Afghanistan.
A government official says efforts to extend ceasefire are continuing.
“The Taliban have also suffered casualties,” says government spokesperson.
Top Afghan officials have demanded the Taliban extend the ceasefire which began on Eid and offered to reciprocate.
A major US concern is the militant Islamic State group gaining ground in Afghanistan.
The historic pause in fighting — only the second in nearly 19 years of war — has mostly held across Afghanistan.
Afghan president says his government "extends the offer of peace"; Taliban tell fighters "not to attack the enemy".
Rejects Indian comments on Diamer-Bhasha dam.
Khalilzad says he met Ghani, Abdullah, discussed prisoners release and reduction of violence with Taliban leaders.
Haibatullah says every male, female member of Afghan society shall be given due rights if they denounce enmity.
“We have seen over last year, solid cooperation between Khalilzad and the Pakistani civilian and military leadership."
After ‘virtual’ meeting, envoys of four countries call for start of peace dialogue at earliest.
“The terrorists have used a humvee in their attack," says official.
Ashraf Ghani will remain president while Abdullah Abdullah will lead the National Reconciliation High Council.
US sees Taliban-India parleys as ‘appropriate’; Pakistan says "it is for India to respond" to the suggestion.
“Nothing in our peace agreement with Taliban precludes them from killing Afghans,” says a US representative.
“ISIS has demonstrated a pattern for favouring these types of heinous attacks against civilians," says Khalilzad.
The attack has shaken the small medical community in Kabul to its core.
Afghan forces for weeks have been on a “defensive” posture in an attempt to help clear the way for peace talks.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter the militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
Khalilzad scheduled to return to Doha for resumption of negotiations with Taliban.
The release is part of a prisoner-exchange programme included in the US-Taliban deal agreed on February 29.