Talks brokered by Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the US were expected to begin in early March, but the Taliban issued a statement saying it would not participate.
The home of a tribal elder in the Afghan city of Jalalabad was attacked when people were gathered to celebrate his son's release from Taliban captivity.
The IS station is broadcasting on the 90 FM frequency throughout the eastern province of Nangarhar, where IS controls several districts it took over from the Taliban. The aim is to increase the group's appeal among young Afghans.
Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the so-called Islamic State’s “Khurasan province,” was the highest ranking of three leaders killed this week in Afghanistan.
A Taliban spokesman condemned an attack that killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 100 others in the city of Jalalabad, calling it an "evil act."