The Taliban has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks near the defence ministry in Kabul today.
Naqeeb Ahmad Atal, a spokesman for the governor of Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, said 120 militants were also killed in the strikes in Jani Khil.
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Pakistan must introspect about why jihadism thrives on its soil. The first step to rectifying its addiction to jihadism would be to recognise that it is hooked on a dreadful habit.
More than 200 people were reported to have been kidnapped since the end of May, with at least another 21 murdered in northern and eastern Afghanistan.
The casualties appeared to include both Afghans and Nepalese security contractors.
That is likely to raise further objections from critics who say drones often miss their intended targets, can only partly relay what is happening on the ground and encourage warfare with impunity waged by people at computer screens far from danger.
As Modi heads to Herat, the worsening situation on the ground for the Afghan security forces provides an opportunity for India to retool its policy towards that country.
The US State Department has publicly said it still supports Afghanistan in ending the conflict through a peace and reconciliation process with the Taliban.
The US president has made extracting the United States from its 15-year war in Afghanistan a top priority, unsuccessfully pursuing efforts to bring the Taliban into talks with successive Afghan governments.