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An injured boy on a stretcher along in a Kandahar hospital corridor on Monday after being wounded by a roadside bomb that struck a bus overnight killing at least 11 people. Photo: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

A roadside bus bombing in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province killed at least 11 people and 25 others, officials said Monday, per Al Jazeera.

Of note: Sunday night's attack comes as officials said the death toll from Saturday's vehicle bombing outside a school in the capital, Kabul, rose to 85, CNN reports. No group has claimed responsibility for either attack.

  • The Taliban announced Sunday it planned to hold a three-day ceasefire for later this week to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of ramadan.

The big picture: There's been an increase in attacks in Afghanistan since President Biden announced the U.S. would begin pulling troops from the country in May and complete a full withdrawal by Sept. 11 this year.

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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Updated Aug 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Taliban declare victory in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province on Sunday. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Taliban leaders declared Monday "the war is over," after taking control of Afghanistan nearly 20 years on from the militant group fleeing a U.S.-led coalition march into Kabul.

Driving the news: The declaration to Al Jazeera came after the Taliban seized the presidential palace in Kabul on Sunday, and following the U.S. evacuation of the American Embassy on Monday. The U.S. was taking over air traffic control at Kabul's airport, where chaotic scenes were reported Monday, as foreigners and Afghan citizens attempted to flee.

Aug 17, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden officials: Trump left bare cupboard on Afghanistan

Photo: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senior national security officials presiding over a historic foreign policy collapse are privately expressing deep frustrations about the thin Afghanistan withdrawal plans left behind by Donald Trump.

Why it matters: Many experienced operatives in both parties are aghast that President Biden and his team didn't ready better preparations over nearly seven months since taking office.

Updated Aug 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

What they're saying: Congress reacts to the rapid fall of Afghanistan

Taliban fighters guarding a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

The Taliban has declared victory in Afghanistan after seizing most of Kabul Sunday, forcing Ashraf Ghani to flee the country and the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy.

Why it matters: The U.S.'s exit from the country was the opposite of the orderly withdrawal that President Biden had promised when he announced the full military withdrawal earlier this year.