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Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:52

Heavy Explosion Rocks Kabul City

Sunday July 15, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Few minutes ago an explosion took place close to Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in 6th security precinct of Kabul city.
According to BNA correspondent report, gunfire ongoing after the explosion in the area. Security officials said nothing about the explosion so far. It is a developing story…
M.A.Ansari

Sunday July 15, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) A group of unidentified gunmen set on fire a school building in Batti Koot district, eastern Nangarhar province last night.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, a group of unknown gunmen stormed on Kaptain Baba school building and after torching the school building succeeded to flee from the area.
All documents, chairs, tables and equipment of the school have been torched, Khogyani added.
Within the last one month it was the fourth school that torched by attackers in Nangarhar province.
ISIS nor Taliban has commented regarding the incident so far, but already ISIS and Taliban militants were responsible for such events.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday July 15, 2018

Shaberghan City (BNA) Taliban militants after raping on three ISIS women loyalists killed them in northern Jawzjan province.
Spokesman of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, since three days clashes ongoing between ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups in Darzab and Qush Tepa districts of Jawzjan province, as a result numerous ISIS and Taliban fighters were killed and wounded.
Recently three ISIS women fighters (Chechens and Uzbekistani nationals) have been arrested by Taliban militants that after raping were killed.
It is mentionable that over 100 ISIS and Taliban members were killed and wounded during ongoing clashes in the mentioned districts.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday July 15, 2018

Zaranj City (BNA) Over 300 tons wheat have been distributed to needy families in Nimroz province.
Mohammad Samee governor of Nimroz told BNA correspondent, the wheat have been distributed the families, those lost their agricultural products due to lack of water in Chakhansour district of the province.
Senior advisor for Chief Executive Office thanked India said we hopeful the distribution wheat solve the problems of the families.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Khost (BNA) Several border police checkpoints are testified of invaders attacks in south of the country.
According to reports, tens of invaders stormed on border police checkpoints in Jaji Maidan District, Khost province this morning.
Azizullah police commander of Jaji Maidan District, Khost province told BNA, four invaders have been killed in the attacks.
He also confirmed martyring of two civilians and injuring of two others in the raids.
It is mentionable that the attackers were attributed to Taliban group.
Three months ago a group of assailants also stormed on border police checkpoints in the mentioned district that caused heavy casualties.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:                                                                     
One Dollar                                               72/28 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                                 95   Afs                           
One Euro                                                84/10 Afs                           
One Emirate’s Dirham                           19/80 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          577 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees                1079 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              9/40 Afs                           
Yarzada
 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) 30 Daesh fighters were killed in recent strikes of Afghan security forces in east of the country last night.
The insurgents were suppressed in parts of Nangarhar province by air and ground strikes.
Selab army corps commander in east of the country told BNA, the fighters were killed on their strongholds in Achen, Chaparhar, and Kot Districts.
According to reports several strongholds of Daesh with all war equipment have been demolished.
Likewise, the security officials of Nangarhar province have failed conspiracy of Taliban for organizing a series of blasts.
Security officials discovered and neutralized six mines from busy roads of the province and prevented from bloody events.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Maimana (BNA) Fve members of a family lost their lives due to mortar mine blast in Shirintagab District, Faryab province.
BNA correspondent quoting from residents of the area, the event occurred in Tardkol village, of the mentioned district in which a girl, two women and two men were lost their lives.
Residents of the area said, the mortar mine was fired by security forces, but security officials reject this claim, investigation has been started by police in this regard.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The bilateral trade between Afghanistan and India is expected to more than double to reach USD 2 billion by 2020 with the opening of air cargo route between the two countries.
“The bilateral trade between Afghanistan and India is USD 900 million and with opening of air corridor our target to take it to USD 2 billion by 2020,” Afghanistan Ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali  said at an USAID-FICCI event the other day.
India-Afghanistan have opened up two direct air cargo routes linking New Delhi and Mumbai to Kabul. The Kabul-Mumbai route was opened up last year.
Since starting of Kabul -New Delhi air corridor in mid-June 2017 followed by second air corridor between Kabul-Mumbai in December 2017 more than 100 Flights have been conducted between the two countries and transported 2,500 metric tons of goods.
“We want more and more flights but landing during night hours is not allowed. These are small issues which will be resolved over time as plans to establish air corridor connection with more Indian cities,” Economic Advisor to PresidentGhani, Ajmal Ahmadi said.
He said that Afghanistan has opened up its power, pharmaceutical, optical cable manufacturing and other sectors by allowing 100 percent foreign direct investment where it is looking forward to significant participation from Indian firms.
“Afghanistan still considers India as the largest market for agriculture and craft products. During the last three years Kabul exported about 10,200 metric tons in volume to India. In last one year alone, it went up to 2,500 metric tons and this year we expect it to reach 5,000 metric tons, ”Ahmadi said.
He said that Afghanistan is going to make changes in existing rules for mineral sector in the country, which will boost the bilateral trade with India.
Abdali said that Indian and Afghanistan companies had last year signed business agreement worth USD 250 million during the same event held last year.
“Today about a USD 2 million deal has been signed between Indian and Afghanistan companies. We expect many more deals to be signed in next two days,” Abdali said.
Indian firm Generous Treasures and Afghanistan Red Gold Saffron at the event signed deal to form a joint-venture firm with equal investments to sell around 2.5 tons of saffron during upcoming season of the crop, representatives of the two-firm said.
 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke with Faryab province’s local in charges and security sector officials via a videoconference and reviewed the security situation of that province, the presidential palace said in a statement the other day.
Attended by a number of security sector and government officials, the videoconference held in Tawhid National Center on Saturday, according to the statement.
At the outset, army chief of staff Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali presented his report about general security situation and operations.
Likewise, Gen. Akhtar Mohammad Ibrahimi senior deputy minister of interior presented his report about police reforms in Faryab province, the statement added.
Furthermore, Ebadullah Ebad, National Directorate of Security’s provincial deputy and Naqibullah Fayeq Faryab governor presented their reports about operative situation, governance and ongoing problems in that province, the statement went on to say.
They said that the security situation in Maimana and other districts of Faryab province was satisfactory and steps have already been taken to further improve that, the statement added.
They added, over the last days, the protests have been launched in a peaceful atmosphere and the government ensured the protestors’ security.
The officials pointed out that Khwaja Sabz Posh and Dawlat Abad highway has been opened and they assured the people the highway would not be closed again, adding operations are ongoing to open other routes as well.
After hearing the officials’ reports, the president thanked them of good management.  He also appreciated Faryab people’s cooperation with the government.
To accelerate assistances’ distribution process to those affected by droughts and floods in Northern provinces of the country particularly in Faryab, the president instructed the organs’ concerned to step up in the respect.
President Ghani also said that to manage floods in the country, the government had a specific draft and Faryab would be prioritized in this regard.
At the end, the president tasked the relevant organs to strengthen stability and ensure justice in Faryab province.  He also instructed the security and defensive sector’s officials to pay heed in better supplying of forces deployed in that province.
 

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