Bakhretdin Khakimov, who was known as Sheikh Abdullah after converting to Islam, dies of carbon monoxide poisoning from a leaking heater in western Herat city, officials say.
A series of attacks have taken place in the capital Kabul and other urban areas in recent months amid deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.
The explosion in western city of Herat killed Mujib ul Rahman Ansari, a prominent cleric who was known across Afghanistan for his criticism of the country's Western-backed governments over the past two decades.
At least five people were killed and 20 others wounded after two bomb blasts targeted the Jibril area in the western Afghan city of Herat.
Several attacks are reported each week throughout Afghanistan, including some claimed by the regional chapter of the Daesh.
Group members announce that the person along with three others were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by security forces, a pharmacy owner at the square said.
Top Ariana airline official hails Qatari and Turkish technical experts for their assistance in getting Kabul airport operational in the shortest possible time.
President Joe Biden has doubled down on his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan despite the Taliban's rapid advances, but pledged to send more troops to evacuate civilians and warned the militants not to threaten that mission.
An urgent power-sharing agreement between Ghani’s government and the Taliban is one way of avoiding bloody confrontation in the capital.
The militant group has made rapid advances across southern Afghanistan overnight as US and other foreign forces near a complete withdrawal.
The speed of the Taliban offensive raises questions of how long the Afghan government forces can stop the militants from reaching Kabul.
International military forces leave behind a country facing growing insecurity and levels of violence, a faltering economy and multiple humanitarian crises.
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