19 July 2019

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) Five Taliban terrorist group were killed in Helmand province last night.
Mohammad Zaman Hamdard spokesman for Helmand security directorate told BNA, the insurgents were killed in security forces operations with support of air forces in outskirt of Nadali, and Nahersaraj Districts.
Number of other Taliban were also injured and huge quantity of weapons were demolished, he added.
According to another report, a group of de-miners of Maiwand 215 army corps were discovered and defused three mines from relevant areas of Nawa District, Helmand province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) The National Directorate of Security personnel (NDS) arrested 16 Taliban and ISIS fighters in Nangarhar province.
According to BNA local correspondent to BNA, Shah Mahmod Meyankhail governor of Nangarhar in a press conference said, the NDS personnel arrested nine Taliban insurgents and three ISIS fighter and four criminals in a clearing operation from outskirt of Jalalabad city and Shinwar, Sourkhorad, Batikot and Khogyani districts of that province.
Several heavy and light weapons were seized from the detainees said Meyankhail.
Interior ministry with releasing a statement told BNA, the detainees have been arrested in five separate operations from relevant areas of 8th, 16th, and Dehsabz District.
Four kgs of narcotic drug, Heroin, Opium and Hashes were seized by police forces in the operations.
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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a farewell meeting with the first convoy of Afghan pilgrims departing to Saudi Arabia said the auspicious visit and its happy moments would be remembered forever.
In a ceremony held Wednesday evening at Hamid Karzai International Airport, first acting minister of hajj and Islamic affairs Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Munib spoke and praised the country’s President for his special attention to Afghanistan pilgrims, saying that this year all necessary facilitations have been provided to Afghan pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia for performing hajj.
“340 Afghan pilgrims will depart to Saudi Arabia in the first flight,” Munib said, adding that experienced and professional individuals have been appointed and dispatched already to Saudi Arabia to better serve and provide necessary facilitation to Afghan pilgrims.
Representing other pilgrims.  Haji Asmatullah spoke and thanked the country’s President for creating lots of facilitation to Afghan pilgrims and his achievements in various fields, adding that due to instructions of President Ghani and steps of relevant officials of the government, attention and facilitations are increasing for Afghan pilgrims by passing each year.
Afterwards, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke and asked the Afghan pilgrims to pray during the ceremony of hajj in particular in Maqam-e-Ibrahim to the souls of the country’s martyrs, urgent recovery of injured, maintaining peace and stability, national unity and development of Afghanistan as well as ending the ongoing war in the country.
Addressing to Afghan pilgrims, President Ghani said that it was our religious and national duty to provide all necessary facilitations to you, hoping that you would performs the hajj ritual without any problems.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Cricket Board Members here on Thursday, presidential statement said yesterday.
At the outset, the cricket board members said the cricket team’s situation in 2019 world cup has been reviewed and steps to be taken for its improvement, the statement added. 
Thanking the cricket board members, President Ghani said cricket team has earned much achievements and its “success has been very important for Afghans. “Cricket is our people’s asset and investments should be made for its improvement.”
Hinting to problems at the cricket board, the president said team’s shortcoming should be seriously investigated and steps must be taken to address them. “This is the responsibility of board members to keep unity among the team.”
The president went on saying that the team should be well-prepared for the upcoming T20 world cup, adding development programs should be considered for the cricket team, the statement added.
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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met outgoing Australian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Nicola Gordon-Smith, here in his office the other day, a statement said. 
Thanking Australia and Ambassador Smith’s support to Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah called Australia a friend of Afghanistan and praised role of Ambassador Smith in strengthening and bolstering of the bilateral relations, the statement from Chief Executive Press Office said yesterday.  Hinting to continued cooperation between the two countries, Ambassador Smith assured of Australia’s support to Afghanistan.  Both side discussed peace process and upcoming presidential elections, the statement added.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Releasing a message on the occasion of announcement of Kankur (university entrance) exams, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that equal provision of educational services throughout the country was government top priority and pledged that students who failed to make it to the state-run  universities in Kankor exams would be provided with work and educational opportunities.
The president expressed the view as his message after the results of the Kankor exams were unveiled.  The president asked the students to get maximum advantage of the opportunities for their higher education, a statement from Presidential Palace said.
The president in his message also thanked ministry of higher education and exams administration for their efforts in transparent holding of the entrance exams and promised that government would work with private sector to explore employment opportunities for those failed in the exam.
The results of Kankoir exam was announced two days back.  According to the Ministry of Higher Education 180,000 students registered for the exam and 170,000, including 70,000 girls managed to appear in the exam.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi and advisor to President on initiative affairs Dr. Sami Hamid paid visit to Timor Shah Mausoleum.
During the visit, acting minister of information and culture by praising the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for its cooperation toward renovation and preservation of the country’s historic monuments stressed that a commission should be formed led by MoIC and membership of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences, AKDN and Kabul University to specify grave markers in Timor Shah mausoleum.
During this visit, Dr. Sami Hamid assured of the government’s particular attention to cultural sections, adding that effort would be made in the field of strengthening of art and modern literature.

Wednesday July 10, 2019
HERAT CITY (BNA) For the first time, medical equipment made in Afghanistan have been exported to Africa.
The medical equipment include surgery and patients tables have made in Herat industrial park’s medical factories.
Jailani Farhad spokesman of Herat governor told BNA, the medical equipment loading in four vehicle type of Tailers.
Hamidullah Khadem head of industry chamber in Herat says, the medical equipment made with a cost of 90,000 USD in Herat industrial park equal with world standard.
Herat industrial park has been established 10 years ago and now exporting various type of items include medical equipment to world markets.

Wednesday July 10, 2019
FARAH CITY (BNA) Two Iranian border policemen were arrested by Afghan border police personnel in southern Farah province.
The Iranian border policemen by crossing border have entered to Farah province.
Muhibullah Muhib spokesman of Farah province in a telephonic contact told BNA correspondent confirmed the arresting of the border policemen said, Afghan border police personnel started searching from them.
There is no clear the Iranian policemen have entered to Afghanistan’s soul intentionally or unintentionally.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) The commando forces destroyed three strongholds of Taliban in Helmand province last night.
Abdul Ghafar Nooristani press in charge of army corps told BNA, the commando forces discovered and demolished three strongholds of Taliban in Kajaki District, Helmand province.
Four suspects have been detained in the operation, 4 motorbikes, a printer, a photocopy machine were also seized from the suspects, said Nooristani
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