ISLAMABAD - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday rang up Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed with him the recent developments, including the disclosure of Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mulla Omar’s death and its impact on the ongoing peace dialogue between Kabul and Taliban.

According to the officials in the prime minister’s media cell, the regional security situation with specific reference to Pak-Afghan border came under discussion which lasted around 10 minutes.

The officials further said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the recent bomb blasts in Afghanistan and expressed his grief over the loss of lives in these attacks. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to elimination of terrorism and assured all help to the Afghan president in eliminating the militancy.

The sources further said the ongoing peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan should continue and efforts made to keep these negotiations on track as peace in the region would be in the interest of both these countries.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani commended the role of Pakistan in facilitating the negotiations between Kabul and Tahreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan and hoped both Kabul and Islamabad would manage to bring peace and tranquility to the two countries.

Attacks on the Afghan army and police as well as on the US forces in Kabul have killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds.

The bloodshed began on Friday last with a truck bomb that exploded in a heavily populated district of the capital and ended after hours-long battle at a base being used by the US forces.