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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Taliban attack on several checkpoints in Shirzad District, Nangarhar failed.
Assailants stormed on several police checkpoints and after two of their deaths, they were forced to flee.
Another report says, two Taliban rebels were killed in a clash by security troops in Laghman and three other assailants were injured.
The conflict occurred in suburb of Mehtalam city, while a group of Taliban stormed on security troops.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kunduz (BNA) Six militaries were lost their lives in Taliban attack in Kunduz.
In the attack eight Taliban insurgents were killed and dozens others have been injured.
Security official in north of country told BNA, the soldiers were martyred following Taliban attack on their hideouts in Imam Sahib District.
The security official confirmed killing of eight Taliban insurgents and wounding of dozens others in the conflict.
T. Yarzada


 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least 23 civilians were killed after four rockets hit a festival being held at a market in Sangin district in Helmand province on Monday morning, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement. The statement added that 15 other civilians were wounded in the explosions.
The incident happened in the Zol Bazar area and the rockets were fired by militants, followed by a car bomb explosion, the statement read. According to the statement, the car bomb explosion happened in a nearby place among people’s houses where explosives and rockets were made in collaboration with “foreign terrorists.” Two Taliban fighters were killed in the car bomb blast, said the statement, adding that the car bomb has also injured civilians – which is not confirmed yet – and has damaged people’s houses.
The statement denied reports that the rockets were fired by Afghan forces, instead blaming the Taliban for the attack. Helmand governor Mohammad Yasin has assigned a security team to probe the incident, the statement concluded.
This comes a day after at least six civilians were killed as their car hit a roadside bomb in another district of Helmand, Washir, on Sunday.
Yarzada

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least 399 cases of smuggling of narcotics were registered over the past six months in Afghanistan, the Attorney General's Office said on Monday.
A total of 490 individuals including five women and a foreigner were arrested in connection with the cases.
Trials were finalized in 220 cases, as a result of which 525 individuals were sentenced to punishment ranging from 20,000 Afghanis fine to 30 years of prison.
Those sentenced include 32 civil service employees, four women and a foreigner. 815 kgs of heroin, 86 kgs of morphine, 365 kgs of shisha, 54,298 kgs of marijuana, 10,145 kgs of opium, 1,884 kgs of hashish, 3,275 liters of alcoholic drinks were seized during the period. 12.5 million afghanis and $23,000 landed in the government's treasury after the cases were addressed.
Kabul (91) and Nangarhar (86) recorded most cases respectively.
Yarzada

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