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Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday expressed its concern over an increasing civilian deaths, calling on the insurgent groups to stop using roadside bombs.

Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, have been the largest single killer of civilians in the Afghan war, which is used by insurgent groups to target foreign and Afghan troops.

Members of the Taliban leadership council, known as Quetta Shura, have reportedly reviewing Afghan peace process days after an Afghan delegation convinced Pakistani government to release senior Taliban officials as a confidence-building measure to bring Taliban to the negotiation table.

A member of the Shura, who didn't want to be named, has told Pakistani daily, The Nation, that the Taliban leadership council has welcomed new efforts by the Afghan and Pakistani governments.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday said that Afghanistan's stability is dependent to its economic prosperity.

Speaking in Singapore ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit in Cambodia to be attended by President Barack Obama, Clinton said Washington is "focused on shoring up Afghanistan's economic future, because we know that, without that, stability and security will certainly be elusive."

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