Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday issued an ultimatum to the Taliban, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing had passed 150. The city's police chief said some demonstrators fired weapons in the direction of his men.
The mass rally was in protest against the government for failing to prevent attacks in Kabul city following Wednesday's deadly truck bombing in Wazir Akbar Khan area - the diplomatic zone in the heart of the city.
An explosion near a mosque in western Afghanistan killed at least 10 civilians and injured 16 others, local officials said.
It is not clear who is behind the recent attacks. He said that up to 11,000 foreign militants had allegedly arrived in Afghanistan in the last two years to fight for Daesh.
No group has claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for Wednesday's bombing.
The tensions, which have worsened in the absence of a clear direction from Washington, have complicated the situation facing US President Donald Trump's administration as it works out its policy approach to Afghanistan.
According to presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi, the Kabul Process is meant to reach a global and regional consensus for peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan denies the charge. Ezadyar was one of several people killed Friday when police clashed with protestors who were demanding better security in the capital. Afghan officials allege that Taliban insurgents are using sanctuaries on Pakistani soil to wage the insurgency.
The real tragedy is that most distant states - but not the neighbours - are keen to wash their hands of Afghanistan.
The radical Islamist movement, made up largely ethnic Pashtuns, still controls or influences almost 40 percent of the country, proving their resiliency 16 years after a US-led invasion of the country.
"We would accept that the location for peace talks can be anywhere that is mutually agreeable, whether it be in Kabul where we would provide guarantees or elsewhere". But analysts say they want to regain momentum, against a back drop of separate peace talks engineered by Russian Federation.style="text-align: center;"