'Do not sell your votes,' one religious scholar said. 'It is your faith and moral duty to elect a proper representative who serves well.'
Afghan and coalition forces thwarted a Taliban attack on the provincial capital of Farah, killing and injuring at least 300 militants in the process.
Just five years ago, Batikot District, which is situated along the Jalalabad-Torkham highway and is 20 kilometres from Jalalabad city, was considered a Taliban stronghold.
The Taliban attack, the first of a city since the militants' recently announced spring offensive, 'will fail', say Afghan officials.
The Taliban has a responsibility to honour Afghans' yearning for peace, according to a letter purportedly by Taliban shadow chief justice Mawlawi Abdul Hakim.
The three brothers were on track for a bright future until their lives were cut short. Before they could exact revenge on ISIS for killing their father a year earlier, the terrorists struck first, leaving the brothers' family in ruin.
Afghan forces are back in control of one of two districts recently seized by the Taliban -- a sign that any gains made in the Taliban's so-called 'spring offensive' are short-lived and superficial.
The Taliban's declaration of war will not undermine the Afghan government's resolve for peace, officials say.
Only elections will 'free' Afghanistan from war, Afghan officials say, reiterating their calls for the Taliban to take a political rather than violent approach to change.
The Independent Election Commission, which is overseeing preparations for the vote, hopes to register up to 14 million adults at more than 7,000 polling centres. Militants have repeatedly tried to disrupt the process.
A recent letter by a high-ranking Taliban leader reveals a deepening ideological rift among the group's leadership on joining the peace process and on accepting aid from Russia and Iran.
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