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Monday, June 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The National Defense Ministry said that thirteen Taliban militants were killed and six others have been wounded in Paktia last night.
National defense ministry with releasing a statement told BNA, Taliban stormed on security forces checkpoints in Dan-e-Patan and Syeedkaram districts.
Security forces repulsed the enemy’s offensive, nine Taliban were killed and five others have been injured.
Likewise, four Taliban rebels were killed and another has been injured in a clash in Syeedkarm district of the province.
T. Yarzada

Monday, June 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting of the National Security Council was held yesterday morning at the Presidential palace, a statement said.
During the meeting, Ahmad Zia Seraj, acting head of National Directorate for Security, Major General Bismillah Waziri Chief of Staff of the Ministry of National Defenseand Abdul Saboor Qaneh, Deputy Minister of Security for the Ministry of Interior, provided information on the general security situation of the country, addressing the heirs of martyrs and treatment of the injured.
After listening to the above-mentioned information, the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces instructed the relevant authorities to provide all facilities and pay more attention to the treatment of the wounded and the families of the martyrs of the security and defense forces, the presidential press office added. Referring to the recapture of mines by the opposition in Badakhshan, the National Security Council meeting decided that in the light of a clear policy, more work should be done with the people and elders, as they have more information and awareness in this regard, the statement added. Similarly, the National Security Council meeting stressed that the security and defense forces should have a unified and coherent policy in order to repel the threats posed to the mines.
At the end of the meeting, in order to ensure better security, necessary instructions were given to the officials of the security and defense organs, the statement added.

Monday, June 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported 351 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 701 samples tested over the last 24 hours. So far, 70,788 samples have been tested in the government’s testing centers and there are 17,650 active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by the Ministry of Public Health. In the last 24 hours, the ministry also reported 34 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,004 recoveries.
With this, the number of total cases is now 30,967, the total reported deaths are 737, and total recoveries are 12,588.
The highest count was reported in Kabul with 240, followed by Herat (24 cases), Kandahar (1), Nangarhar (5), Takhar (12), Baghlan (11), Kunduz (17), Parwan (2), Wardak (3), Badakhshan (15), Daikundi (10), Kapisa (7), Panjshir (1) and Zabul (5). Also, the ministry reported 17 COVID-19 deaths in Badghis, 8 in Kabul, 1 in Kandahar, 2 in Takhar, 1 in Logar, 3 in Wardak and 2 in Kapisa.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 499,024 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 9,994,206, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Monday, June 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Local officials in Sar-e-Pul province said on Sunday that Taliban insurgents received heavy casualties on Saturday in an airstrike targeting their gathering.
Zabiullah Amani, the provincial governor's spokesman, said that the strike happened in Kata Qala village of Sozma Qala district. Amani said that a number of Taliban insurgents, including their local commanders, were killed in the strike, but he did not give an exact number of casualties.
The Taliban did not comment yet.
The Ministry of Interior said that "at least 14 Taliban insurgents were killed, and 15 others were wounded" in a multi-pronged attack on Saghar district of Ghor province Saturday night when security forces repelled Taliban attacks. The Taliban have not commented on this attack either.

Monday, June 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The acting minister of Information and Culture, Mohammad Tahir Zuhair Spoke with four provincial heads of information and culture via a video call yesterday morning.
At the meeting, the directors of information and culture of Farah, Daikundi, Paktia and Badghis Provinces briefed the minister on their activities, achievements and challenges.
Holding cultural festivals, collecting books for public libraries, and appreciating cultural figures were some of the achievements of provincial information and culture directors.
Provincial officials asked the minister for sufficient budget, increase in provincial employees as well as attention to restoration of the historical monuments.
Minister Zuhair said the purpose of the meeting was to share problems and asked the provincial directors to establish good relations with cultural and social institutions.
The acting minister of Information and Culture instructed the provincial directors to spare no efforts in preservation and restoring of the historical relics and monuments.

Monday, June 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Interior Affairs on Sunday said efforts were underway to prevent recruitment of underage persons in the police force across the country.
The US Statement Department recently published a report that claimed under 18 years old persons continued to be recruited and such persons were sexually abused.
In a statement, the MoI said a department has been created namely “Inside Security Department” to prevent the appointment of underage people in police ranks and to observer the process as well.
The statement said the MoI had made an application to control underage people’s recruitment in police and so far 80 percent of police personnel have been registered in the system.

Saturday June 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 165 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 529 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, the ministry also reported 20 new deaths from COVID-19 and 368 recoveries.
With this, the total cases are now 30,616, the total reported deaths are 703, and total recoveries are 10,674.

Saturday June 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Two suicide attackers gunned down by Afghan security forces in western Farah province last night.
The suicide attackers have been targeted after they stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoint in Bala Balock district of the province.
Zafar army corps by releasing a statement reported that two suicide attackers lost their lives following the conflicts.
Taliban said nothing about the incident so far.

Saturday, 27 June 2020 09:59

In Kandahar; Eight Armed Oppositions Kill

Saturday June 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least eight members of Taliban group were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province.
The militants have been targeted, while a group of Taliban militants launched attack on Afghan security forces’ convey in Maiwand district of the province.
Attal army corps by releasing a statement reported that, the conflicts took place after Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ convey.
Eight Taliban militants were killed following the clashes, the statement added.
Taliban said nothing about the event so far.

Saturday June 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) About four civilians lost their lives and three more were wounded following mortar attack carried out by Taliban fighters in eastern Khost province late on Friday.
Talib Mangal spokesman of Khost governor told BNA reporter, the incident took place in relevant areas of Shamal Damanda district of the province, in which four civilians lost their lives and three others were wounded.
Doctors in a health center in Khost claimed that the health condition of an injured not satisfactory.
Taliban said nothing about the event so far.

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