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Thursday, 22 October 2020 04:52

Blast Rocks Helmand

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Lashkargah (BNA) A blast occurred near Baba Mellat Amusement Park in Lashkargah city.
Rozuddin Barak, Deputy Director of Recruitment of Helmand Police Command was killed with three soldiers and another was wounded in the explosion.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Acting Foreign Minister M. Haneef Atmar met with U.K. Chief of the Defense Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, and U.K. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Gareth Bayley on Tuesday evening, a statement said.
Minister Atmar briefed the U.K. senior officials on the evolving Afghanistan Peace Negotiations and thanked the United Kingdom for its continued support for the Afghan-led peace process. FM Atmar also extended his gratitude for the United Kingdom's enduring partnership with Afghanistan over the last nineteen years, the MoFA statement added.
Discussing recent clashes in Helmand province, the two sides underlined the need for reduction of violence and discussed the prospects of establishing a comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan. They also highlighted the need to enhance engagements at regional and international levels to advance the Afghan peace process, according to the statement.
Minister Atmar also emphasized the significance of working together on an end-state that ensures sustainable peace and protects the common security interests and shared achievements of the last nineteen years in Afghanistan, the statement further said.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaking at a pre-ministerial press conference in Brussels on Wednesday says all NATO members support the US-Taliban agreement and current Doha talks, but the Taliban must live up to its commitments.
“The Taliban must live up to their commitments, significantly reduce the levels of violence, and pave the way for a ceasefire,” Stoltenberg said.  He said NATO's stance is conditions-based and NATO is in Afghanistan to protect its own interests and to prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven. 
As part of the peace process, we have adjusted our presence, Stoltenberg said, adding that “Any further adjustments remain conditions-based.”
He also said the Taliban “must break all ties with Al-Qaeda and other international terrorist groups.”
On Doha talks, he said that they must negotiate in good faith. The talks in Doha offer the best chance for peace in a generation.
“They must preserve the gains made at such high price over the last two decades, including for women and girls. NATO remains committed to Afghanistan’s long-term security,” he said.
Asked about peace talks, Stoltenberg says that the talks are the "best possible chance" for lasting peace that Afghanistan has seen in a while. He said there will be many "hurdles," and the possibility of "setbacks." 
And just this week, NATO Allies and partners renewed their commitment to provide financial support to the Afghan forces through 2024, he mentioned.

Wednesday October 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 141 new positive cases of COVID-19 from 468 samples tested in Afghanistan within the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, two patients have died due to coronavirus, while 34 others have recovered within the last 24 hours in the country.
With this, the total cases are now 40,510, the total reported deaths are 1,501 and total recoveries are 33,824 in Afghanistan.
Officials in Ministry of Public Health reported that 5,185 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Wednesday morning in Afghanistan and 93 patients are in critical conditions.
It is mentionable that until now 118,540 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Several urban development projects were implemented in Jalalabad city center of Nangarhar.
These projects include the construction and concreting of hundreds of roads, the construction of bridges and fences, retaining walls, and the extension of electricity to an area on the outskirts of Jalalabad.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar governor, told BNA that the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development paid 17 million Afghanis through the Citizenship Pact program to implement the projects.
The construction of these projects, along with the development of the city, will bring prosperity to thousands of citizens.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:07

28 Soldiers Martyred in Taliban Attack

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Taliqan (BNA) Twenty-eight soldiers martyred since last night during clashes with the Taliban in Takhar's Baharak district.
Nine policemen were also wounded in the clash.
Jawad Hijri, spokesman for the governor of Takhar, told BNA, "Following a sudden and widespread attack by the Taliban on the joint bases of the security and defense forces, 28 members of the ANP, ANSF and ANA were martyred including the head of security commander of the province.
Also there are unconfirmed reports that 50 members of Takhar's security and defense forces were martyred in the incident.
According to spokesman of Takhar governor, scattered clashes are still going on in the area.
Spokesman for Takhar governor said 22 militants were killed so far in the clashes.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 07:12

High School Construction Work begins in Bamyan

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Bamyan (BNA) The construction work of a boys' high school in Bamyan city began yesterday.
Fauzia Mohebbi, acting director of Bamyan Education Department, told BNA that the Zakaria Darreh Foladi Boys' High School building will be built with the financial support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in two prefabricated houses in the center of the province.
He added that in this building, sixteen classrooms, equipped with water supply and computer systems and other necessities, have been considered.
In the inauguration work of the high school, Governor of Bamyan Sayeed Anwar Rahmati, heads of government departments and influential people in the area attended.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Eleven women were martyred and 13 others were injured when thousands people rushed for getting Pakistan visa in Nangarhar province.
According to reports, the incident took place this morning after ten thousands of citizens in the east of the country stormed in a football stadium in Jalalabad to take their turn to obtain Pakistan visa.
Local authorities in Nangarhar summon applicants to the Jalalabad football stadium to prevent overcrowding in front of the Pakistan consulate and send them to the political office in turn.
Atallah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, told BNA that 11 women were martyred and 10 women and three men were injured in the incident.
The victims called old women.
Most of the victims were trampled at the stadium due to overcrowding.
Shirshah, a witness to the incident said, the incident took place when security officers opened the entrance gate of the stadium to ten thousands applicants for Pakistan visa.
Doctors at Central Hospital in Jalalabad reported that the health of six injured of the incident critical.
Nangarhar Governor Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail lamented the incident and called on Pakistani visa applicants to maintain order.
A spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar says ten thousands of citizens from eight provinces come to the consulate in Nangarhar daily to obtain Pakistani visa.
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the process of issuing Pakistani visa to Afghan citizens has stopped for less than eight months and now that the process has resumed, many citizens are turning to the country's political offices in Afghanistan.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Taliqan (BNA) The Takhar Police Commander was martyred in an armed Taliban attack on checkpoints along the Baharak district of Takhar last night.
Khalil Asir, spokesman for Takhar Police Command, told BNA that the armed Taliban launched a large-scale attack on checkpoints in Baharak district last night, during the clash, Raz Mohammad Dor Andish, Takhar police command was wounded and died while being taken to hospital.
Asir added that several other members of the security forces were martyred in the clash, the exact number of which is still unknown.
Asir noted that the Taliban had also suffered casualties in the clashes.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A military officer was assassinated in 20 District of Kabul this morning
Eyewitnesses say that around 6.30 am this morning, unknown individuals assassinated a military officer in Golbagh area, 20 precinct of Kabul city and fled the area.
The place where the assassination took place has witnessed similar events in the past
Security organs have not yet commented in this regard.
T. Yarzada

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