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The Taliban and the US are in a discussion to end more than a 17-year long bloody war in Afghanistan.
The ambassador said that those regions that are not easily accessible for the government were being seized the most often.
According to a Taliban official, US officials promised the pullout will begin this month. However, the Pentagon contradicted by saying that no such order was received.
The insurgents went around President Ashraf Ghani and sat down with his chief rivals for an extraordinary meeting that saw Karzai and other sworn enemies of the Taliban.
Khalilzad had said the Taliban would guarantee that Afghanistan will never be used as a base for terrorism in return for a full American withdrawal from the country.
Rivals of President Ashraf Ghani called for an interim government as the Taliban emphasised the adoption of an Islamic constitution rules around women as their vision for Afghanistan.
Safder Mohsini, head of the provincial council, says the checkpoint attack late on Monday night in Baghlan's district of Baghlani Markazi also wounded five local policemen.
Last month, Trump had said regional countries like Russia and India should play a more active role in resolving the Afghan conflict.
The 8th meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-terrorism occurred amid recent developments in Afghanistan where US officials are holding talks with Taliban.
The latest grim assessment of Afghanistan's security situation comes as the US pursues talks with the Taliban and urgently seeks a way out of the 17-year war.