06 July 2020

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
Lashkarga (BNA) Five armed Taliban militants were killed in an air strike in Helmand last night.
The militants were targeted by security forces air strike following attack of them on security checkpoints in Marja District.
Maiwand army corps media office in south of country with releasing a statement said, in the raid, a local commander of Taliban with his four colleagues were killed.
According to the army corps, the assailants were targeted after attack on security checkpoints in the mentioned district.
The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) One person was injured in a second explosion in Kabul.
The incident took place around 8 am yesterday in Arzan Qemat area of Kabul.
Ferdous Faramerz police spokesman of Kabul said, an explosive device was planted in a Land Cruiser vehicle, injuring a civilian.
The blast occurred 40 minutes after the first blast in Kabul.
At around 7:20 a.m. yesterday, two people were injured in a similar explosion.
Security forces blamed Taliban for the such bombings.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Neli (BNA) Two soldiers lost their lives in explosion of a roadside mine in Daikundi yesterday.
Abas Kamyar spokesman for Daikundi governor said, the blast occurred in Band Sang region, Kojran District while a vehicle carrying the soldiers struck a roadside mine, in which two soldiers were martyred and three others have been injured.
He said the mine was planted by Taliban and vehicle of the soldiers has been demolished.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Mahmoodraqi (BNA) Unknown gunmen assassinate guard of Paktia police chief in Kapisa.
Abdul Shayeq Shorish Kohistani spokesman for Kapisa police commandment said, Mohibulrahman officer of ANA was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Mohmoodraqi city center of the province.
He said the terrorists had fled the scene and police had begun efforts to arrest them.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 05 July 2020 05:19

Narcotic Drug Seized in Khost

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The spokesman of anti-narcotic office of interior ministry said that 12kg of opium were seized by police forces in Khost province.
Asadullah Yadgari said, the opium was seized by police forces from a Saracha car during the inspection.
He said the driver of the car was trying to smuggle the drugs to a health center in one of the provinces to center, and he was also arrested by police forces.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar held a telephone conversation with British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Alison Blake CMG yesterday, a MoFA statement said.
At the onset, both sides exchanged views on the global experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliberated the impacts it has had on Afghanistan and the United Kingdom, the statement added.
The main topic of discussion was the Afghan peace process.
Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in the peace process such as concerns on the increase in the level of violence, the mechanisms needed for monitoring a reduction of violence, release of prisoners by the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, and the importance of beginning Intra-Afghan negotiation.
Minister Atmar and Ambassador Blake also deliberated the importance of regional and international engagement and the need for consensus on the Afghan peace process.
The British Ambassador reiterated the support of the British government for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, on Saturday updated NATO members in Brussels on the situation in Afghanistan and said that the Taliban needs to end the violence to help kick start the intra-Afghan talks.
“I have updated the North Atlantic Council on the situation in Afghanistan leading up to intra-Afghan negotiations.
I was glad to see that once again NATO and alliance affirmed commitments to Afghanistan and to Afghanistan’s national security and defense forces has been reiterated. We also discussed the situation on the ground---Taliban violence has to go down, it is simply unacceptable and it is creating an issue, a problem for getting to the peace talks,” said the NATO envoy Stefano Pontecorvo.
“The more the violence is increased, the more the pains and wounds are increased; this also makes it difficult to achieve peace and to attend the peace negotiating table,” said Shahrzada Akbar, the chairperson of the Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan (AIHRC). Meanwhile, the US embassy Chargé d'Affaires Ross Wilson has said that there was an expectation that the level of violence in Afghanistan would have been reduced after the US-Taliban peace deal was signed on February 29 in Doha, but it didn’t happen like that and violence didn’t stop. “We hope that...when this prisoners release is concluded--up to 5,000 Taliban by the Afghan government, up to a 1,000 by the Taliban---intra-Afghan negotiations can be begin,” said Ross Wilson. Based on the government’s statistics, over the past one month the Taliban initiated 1538 attacks on 32 provinces of the country.
The Office of National Security Council (ONSC) has said that 153 civilians have been killed as a result of the attacks by the Taliban. Nevertheless, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Kabul will host three important meetings on Afghan peace process before the start of the intra-Afghan talks aimed at creating consensus in the regional and international level.
“The first meeting will be convened on Monday with the attendance of delegates from 20 regional and major countries and the meeting will be inaugurated with a presidential speech---the second meeting will be held on Tuesday---it is a trilateral meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Chinese government under the framework of the Strategic Dialogue,” said Geran Hewad, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Under the US-Taliban deal, the Afghan government has to released 5,000 Taliban prisoners before heading to the intra-Afghan talks. So far the Afghan government has released over 3,000 of these prisoners. The Taliban have clarified that they will not attend the peace talks with the Afghan sides before the completion of the prisoners’ swap. As part of goodwill gesture, the Taliban also pledged to release 1,000 Afghan government hostages.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health reported 348 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 868 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The ministry also reported seven new COVID-19 deaths and 1,833 recoveries. With this, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 32,672, the total deaths reached 826 and the total number of recoveries is 19,168.
Meanwhile, the number of known active cases of COVID-19 in the country is 12,682 and so far, 75,155 samples have been tested, according to data by the Ministry of Public Health. Kabul was on the top of the list with 164 new cases followed by Herat with 28 cases and Balk with 23. Laghman was at the bottom of the list with one positive case in the last 24 hours, based on data by the ministry.
The recoveries were reported in Kabul (1,649), Kunar (107), Balkh (35), Zabul (16), Kandahar (12), Paktia (10) and Nimroz (4). The deaths were reported in Kabul (1), Paktia (4), Nangarhar (1) and Nimroz (1).

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The funeral prayer in absentia for the late Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar, the President's special Representative on Economic Development, Trade, and the Reduction of Poverty, who died of COVID-19 was held at the presidential palace and was attended by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The prayer was also attended by the First Vice President, a number of cabinet ministers, high-ranking government officials and dignitaries.
The President and other participants prayed for the soul of the late Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar and wished the deceased paradise.
The body of the late Mohammad Yousef Ghazanfar was laid to rest yesterday in a formal ceremony after the funeral prayer, attended by Mohammad Shaker Kargar, director general of the Office of the President, Abdul Mateen Bek, Senior Advisor to the President, and a number of high-ranking government officials, governors and civil servants as well as members of his family and friends and was buried in the shrine of Hazrat e Ali in Mazar-e-Sharif city.
Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar, President Ghani’s Special Representative for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, died from the coronavirus on Friday. He was under treatment at a hospital in Turkey. President Ghani in a statement sent his condolences over Ghazanfar’s death. Ghazanfar had endorsed President Ghani in 2019 election. Ghazanfar was member of the parliament from Balkh province in 2005 and was a member of the financial and budget committee of the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan’s parliament.
He ran for parliamentary elections in 2010. He was a shareholder of Ghazanfar Bank, a private bank in the country.
In 2010, he survived an armed attack in which his bodyguard was killed and three others were wounded.

Friday July 3, 2020
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as 15 fighters of Taliban group were killed during conflicts with Afghan security forces in central Ghazni province the other day.
Security officials in Ghazni said, the clashes took place in relevant areas of Ghazni city, in which 15 Taliban militants including four Pakistani and three Uzbekistani citizens were killed and 11 more wounded.
A vehicle, motorcycle and some heavy and light weapons belonged to the terrorists have been demolished during the conflicts.
The clashes occurred after a group of Taliban members stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Nochi and Asheqan regions of Ghazni city.

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