Afghanistan

Speaking on the US-Afghanistan partnership, Pompeo said that Washington remains committed to improving regional economic ties and connectivity.

China and Pakistan have reportedly begun an unprecedented intelligence-sharing arrangement to secure Beijing's influence in Afghanistan.

During their telephonic conversation, PM Modi also reiterated India's commitment to the people of Afghanistan in their quest for a peaceful, prosperous and inclusive Afghanistan, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement on Monday.

The attack has been claimed by ISIS. Among the dead were prisoners as well as civilians, prison guards and Afghan security personnel, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, told Al Jazeera.

The repatriation process was immediately initiated by the Indian Government after perturbing reports of rampant security threats, human rights violations, and decimated on the minority communities surfaced.

The embassy said that the Indian government remains committed to take forward the India-Afghanistan Development Partnership based on the national priorities of the government and people of Afghanistan.

The convoy was attacked by some unknown terrorists close to the Mahipar area of eastern Kabul around 7 am, resulting in one guard killed and another wounded, TOLOnews quoted Qayyum as saying.

Prime Minister Modi replied to President Ghani on Twitter and said that both the countries share a special friendship, based on ties of history, geography, and culture.

As the Afghan NDS said, it was understood that Farooqi is a Pakistani national and belongs to the Mamozai tribe and from the Orakzai agency area on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Afghanistan on Friday declared a lockdown in the capital Kabul in an effort to stem the spread of the virus. All public and private offices and markets except supplying essential products remained closed until further notice.