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Around 70 world leaders, including US President Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, gathered in Paris on Sunday to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital.
The decision to send a ‘non-official’ team to the meeting followed hectic discussions with the Afghanistan government.
The Moscow-format meeting on Afghanistan, which will be held Friday, will see the attendance of representatives of the Afghan Taliban radical movement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The attack set of a firefight that lasted for hours until the government sent reinforcements and drove Taliban from the compound
Almost nine in 10 casualties happened on October 20 itself, making it the election day with the highest number of civilians killed and injured since the UN began its systematic documentation.
The attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said, according to CNN.
Ghani, an ethnic Pashtun, will need more than the support of Afghanistan's largest ethnic group if he is to succeed at the ballot box and he has already started trying to win over rival ethnicities.
The Taliban claimed its militants brought down the helicopter in Farah province's Anar Dara district.
The explosion happened as the bus entered the main entrance of a police compound killing two officers and three workers.
Commenting on Ghani's remarks, Pakistan's Foreign Office said no hard evidence or intelligence-related information has been shared to date with Pakistan to substantiate such claims.
They also took note of the situation in Kandahar, where the ballot was postponed due to security incidents until this coming weekend, saying it was important that the vote goes ahead.
President Ashraf Ghani made the remarks in a televised speech broadcast nationwide, Efe reported.
Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centres Sunday in the shambolic legislative election's second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organisers.
The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar.
Voters were seen fleeing a school in the north of the Afghan capital after a blast, an AFP correspondent said, with witnesses reporting explosions at other polling centres.