23 October 2020

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Monday, October 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif received the visiting chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday.
“Negotiations between Dr. Zarif and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah have started at Iran’s Foreign Ministry building. Iran has always sought a prosperous, independent and developed Afghanistan with peace and stability. We do everything we can to assist genuine inter-Afghan dialogue,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh announced in a tweet.
The meeting focused on the latest developments in peace talks in Afghanistan.
Heading a delegation, Dr. Abdullah arrived in Tehran yesterday to discuss the peace process in Afghanistan as well as bilateral issues.
During the three-day visit, he will also meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and other senior officials.

Monday, October 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar had an introductory meeting with Vasyl M. Servatiuk, the Ukraine's incoming Non-Resident Ambassador, at the Storai Palace of Foreign Ministry the other day, a statement said.
While welcoming Ambassador Servatiuk to Kabul, Foreign Minister wished him success in his new mission. FM Atmar also thanked the designate Ambassador of Ukraine for his country's support to the Afghan peace process and their cooperation with Afghanistan over the past 19 years, according to MoFA statement said yesterday.
Ambassador Servatiuk said that Ukraine is committed to supporting Afghan peace negotiations and democratic achievements of the past two decades, including citizens' rights and women's rights. He added that he would further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries during his tenure in Afghanistan, according to statement.
Ambassador Servatiuk submitted a copy of his credential to Foreign Minister during the meeting, the statement added.

Monday, October 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least 12 civilians were martyred and more than 100 were wounded in a car bomb close to police Headquarter in Firuzkoh, capital of Ghor, said the Ministry of Interior in a statement. 
The incident happened around 11am local time after a Toyota Corolla-brand vehicle “loaded with explosives” was detonated close to the police headquarters and government offices for women, martyrs and disabled affairs, the statement said.
President Ghani in a statement condemned the blast, blaming Taliban for carrying out such heinous attacks to disappoint Afghans and their wish for lasting peace.
“Government of Afghanistan emphasizes that such deliberate acts are inhuman and against Islamic teachings. Taliban’s continued attacks to affect Afghan government and its allies’ support for the peace in the country,” the president was quoted in the statement as saying.
The President, as quoted in the statement, once again asked Taliban to shun violence and accept Afghan people and the international community’s calls for peace and ceasefire.
Eyewitnesses in Firuzkoh said that a number of nearby buildings were damaged in the car bomb, adding that the situation was not acceptable in Islam.
The local officials said that the number of the casualties will increase.   No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Taliqan (BNA) Armed Taliban assassinated the principal and teacher of a school in Taliqan city last night.
Khalil Asir, a spokesman for the Takhar police chief, told BNA that gunmen shot dead Saif ul-Rahman, principal and Abdul Karim, a high school teacher in Shamar village of Taliqan.
According to Asir, Abdul Karim was also the imam of the mosque.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 18 October 2020 09:53

People Martyred, Injured in Ghor Explosion

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Ferozkoh (BNA) Local officials in Ghor say ten people have been martyred and 20 were injured in an explosion in Firuzkuh center of Ghor province.
According to BNA, local officials of Ghor told the media that the armed opposition detonated explosives embedded in a Corolla car in front of the Women affairs Department, Martyrs and Disabled and near the police headquarters in central Ghor.
According to preliminary information, ten people were martyred about twenty others were injured in the incident, and the buildings around the scene were damaged.
Ghor security officials have not yet commented on the dead and injured of the blast.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 18 October 2020 09:51

Taliban Associates Detained in Kabul

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Joint forces of 111 division of Kabul detained two Taliban members in Kabul today.
The press office of the Ministry of Defense told BNA that the  detainees named Sayed Wali and Shah Mohammad, who were involved in many recent terrorist incidents and insecurities in Shakardara district, were also harassing residents of the district, were detained in a special operation by 111 division forces of  Kabul.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Responsible for Taliban supplies was arrested in a clearing operation conducted by security troops in Ghor.
The press office of the Ministry of National Defense informed BNA,  Ghulam Rabbani, responsible for Taliban supplies was arrested in a special operation of security forces in Ghor.
In addition to transferring weapons and ammunition to the Taliban terrorist group, he also smuggled drugs and explosives.
A gun, money transfers and bank receipts were also seized from him.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, traveled to Tehran this morning as part of a series of trips to the region to support peace efforts, at the official invitation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, at the head of a high-level delegation.
According to BNA report, during his visit, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will meet with the President, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, the Secretary of the National Security Council, Minister of Energy and some high-ranking officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation will meet with the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran to discuss the Afghan peace process, the Doha talks and the need for regional consensus and support for peace efforts in Afghanistan.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) A large narcotic depot of Taliban was discovered in Nangarhar yesterday.
The narcotic was kept in a house in Dorbaba District of the province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the security officials discovered and seized 200kg of hashish and opium from the depot.
No one has been detained in connection of the narcotic, but police started investigation in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) A religious scholar was martyred in a bomb blast in Nangarhar.
Mawlawi Ali Ahmad first wounded in a bomb blast inside Dar al-Ulumi in Sorkhrod district, which he was responsible for leading, and finally died.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for governor of Nangarhar, in a contact to BNA confirmed the incident.
He said efforts are underway to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the assassination.
So far, no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of this religious scholar.
T. Yarzada

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