The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called on Afghan rivals to end hostilities and engage in peace talks.
In a statement, OIC Secretary General Yousuf Al-Othaimeen voiced his growing concern on ever rising collateral casualties of the civilian population.
At least 500 Taliban fighters, 145 security personnel and 60 civilians were killed in four-day long clashes Ghazni earlier this week.
Al-Othaimeen said there can be no military solution in Afghanistan. Time is long overdue for a lasting political settlement.
Source: Radio Pakistan