The drafted framework is tentative but appears to be the closest the parties have come to reaching an agreement to end a 17-year war that has killed tens of thousands.
Abu Sayed Orakzai was killed along with several fellow fighters on August 25.
U.S. helicopters and drones buzzed overhead as Afghan soldiers attempted to force militants out of the eastern city of Ghazni.
Around 2,000 members of the Afghan Ulema Council were meeting in Kabul when a lone bomber struck.
At least 25 people were killed by two bombs close to the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence services.
"We know that the Russians are involved," claimed Gen. John Nicholson.
Insurgents for the group overran three checkpoints in night raids on Tuesday.
But the total number of civilian casualties actually decreased in 2017, the U.N. said.
Health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said at least 40 people were killed and 140 wounded in the blast.
The deadly incident occurred just a day after the Trump administration said terrorism would not be the country's top priority in terms of national security.
The Islamic State militant group, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for a series of explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul that left at least 41 dead and 84 wounded on Thursday, according to reports.
Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a woman.
The last time the US celebrated a true peacetime Christmas was in the year 2000.
The group is infighting in the eastern province of Nangahar.
The additional troops will help train and advise Afghan security forces against the Taliban and ISIS.
Eight-year-old Belgian Malinois helped to flush out jihadis from Kabul tower block.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade," Gen. John Nicholson said.
The Defense Secretary had already left the airport in the Afghan capital.
The family of Bibihal Uzbeki, who is severely disabled, has appealed the rejection.
The U.S. can't just battle its way to establishing enduring stability in Afghanistan.