24 October 2019

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Monday, October 21, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) Led by advisor to ministry of information and culture Dr. Tariq Reshad, the visiting delegation of the MoIC opened various exhibitions on the occasion of marking the cultural week in Helmand. 
In opening ceremony of the exhibitions attended by acting and deputy governor of Helmand Mujahidullah Safari , provincial director of information and culture Hamidullah Weyr, head of tribes and borders Ahmad Naved Nazari, provincial director of Independent Human Rights Commission Afifa Maroof, provincial director of women affairs Wajiha Rasouli, director of finance and administrative for governor office Zahid Atal, a number of cultural figures, writers, literal figures, teachers, civil society activists and youth, advisor to ministry of information and culture said the MoIC was working to protect the Afghani culture, traditions, the country’s history, values and arts and make the people get acquainted with them.
According to advisor of the ministry of information and culture, such exhibitions will play effective role in awareness of the nation.  He added that the MoIC would make effort to address problems in the field of cultural and art affairs.
In the ceremony, acting and deputy governor of Helmand Mujahidullah Safari by praising the MoIC said the province was enriched with old cultural history, adding that holding such exhibitions would not only enliven the province’s history and culture but also encourage writers and art workers.
Afterwards, provincial director of information and culture Hamidullah Weyar spoke and said provincial directorate of information and culture was working in close cooperation with the MoIC and local government to launch various effective programs in the field of culture, literal, art and youth.
It is worth mentioning that handicrafts, historic works, pictures, books and art works were put in the respective exhibitions in Helmand.

Monday October 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA) U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said.
Pelosi, who travelled to Afghanistan after a stop in Jordan on Saturday, met President Ashraf Ghani and visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper as well as top U.S. military commanders and some of their troops, according to a statement released after the conclusion of the visit by the bipartisan delegation.
The lawmakers’ trip to the Middle East and South Asia occurred amid questions about the United States’ commitment to its allies after President Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria over his long-time desire to unwind from foreign military engagements. Pelosi’s relations with Trump are at a low point as she leads an impeachment inquiry against him.
Trump last month broke off negotiations with Afghan Taliban militants aimed at ending the United States’ longest war, a move that critics say highlighted a confused U.S. approach to Afghanistan.
The congressional visit coincided with one by Esper, who told reporters “the aim is to still get a peace agreement at some point, a political agreement.”
Pelosi said her delegation was briefed by U.S. diplomats on reconciliation efforts with the Taliban and also met Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and civil society leaders, including Afghan women.
She said in a statement that they also “heard more about the still-pending status of results from the Afghanistan presidential election in September, which we all hope will be available soon.”
Preliminary results from the Sept. 28 election have been delayed past their Oct. 19 release, for at least a week, Reuters reported on Oct. 17.
Reuters

Monday, 21 October 2019 05:31

Provincial Governor Survives Car Bombing

Monday October 21, 2019
MAIDANSHAHR CITY (BNA) Convey of Maidan/Wardak governor has survived from life attempt late on Sunday in Maidan Shahr city the provincial capital of the province.
According to reports, convey of Muzafarudding Yamen governor of Maidan/Wardak province have been targeted by a vehicle packed of explosive materials in SarKotal region, Maidan Shahr city.
Local officials in the province told BNA correspondent, three policemen lost their lives, two guards of governor were wounded and there were no harm on Mr. Yamen following the attack.
No individual or group has commented regarding the incident so far.
M.A.Ansari

Monday, October 21, 2019
Maidan-Shaher (BNA) Three policeman were martyred in a suicide attack which was took place on a convoy of Maidan-Wardak governor yesterday.
Mohibullah Sharifzai spokesman for Maidan-Wardak governor told BNA local correspondent, the attack occurred while convoy of Maidan-Wardak governor was passing from the site.
It is said that no any harm and losses incurred to general Mozfaruddin Yamen governor of Maidan-Wardak and other of his companions, but three traffic policemen were martyred in the event.
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 21 October 2019 05:27

Man Arrested with Weapons in Balkh

Monday, October 21, 2019
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Twenty-nine rifles were discovered and recorded from a shop in Mazar-e-Sharif city.
Adel Shah Adel spokesman for Balkh security directorate told BNA, the officials of anti-terrorism of the commandment seized the weapons from a shop in 4th precinct of the city.
A man has been arrested by police in the connection of the case.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 21 October 2019 05:25

Air Raid Kills Terrorists in Kunar

Monday, October 21, 2019
Asadabad (BNA) Six terrorists were killed in an air raid in Kunar province.
The terrorists were suppressed in Manogi District while wanted to target a convoy of security forces.
ANA senior commander in Selab army corps in east of the country told BNA, six terrorists were killed in the raid.
Two vehicles and several weapons of the terrorists have been destroyed.
According to another report, police of Kunar prevented a series of explosions with discovering of eight mines from main roads of Kunar province.
So far, no individual or group has commented the responsibility of the failed mines planting, but local sources blamed Taliban for the event.
T. Yarzada

Monday, October 21, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Eight armed Taliban militants were killed in recent clashes in Kandahar province last night.
The conflicts occurred in Shahwalikot District.
ANA key commander in south of the country told BNA, eight militants were killed while planning terrorist activities in the clashes.
According to another report, three weapons caches of Taliban were discovered.
The caches were kept in Arghandab, and Maiwand Districts. Several heavy and light weapons were also seized from the caches.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) The extraordinary implementation of polio vaccination program began in Baghlan province today.
According to BNA local correspondent, the program is being launched by Baghlan Public Health Department and with the technical assistance of the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 360 health workers are expected to vaccinate around 300,000 eligible children house to house in centers and districts of Baghlan province.
Baghlan provincial deputy Abdul Qadeem Neyazi inaugurates the program by dropping of two drops of vaccine into a child’s mouth.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Nine armed militants were killed in Afghan Security Forces operation in Baghlan province yesterday.
Ghulam Hazrat Karimi spokesman of Pamir 217 army corps told BNA, the militants were killed by Afghan security forces operation with support of air forces operation in Kelaghai, Dand-e-Ghori and Dand-e-Shahabuddin regions of that province.
Ten other Taliban including deputy shadow governor of them Qari Bakhtyar was also injured in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Sunday October 20, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) An Iranian citizen member of ISIS terrorist group have been submitted to Afghan Border Forces in east of Afghanistan.
The 23-Iranian citizen says that he was recruited by efforts of an Iranian ISIS group and dispatched to Afghanistan for carrying terrorist and destructive activities, but when I saw that all Afghans are Muslims and ISIS act as anti-Islamic teaching I decided to surrender himself to Afghan Border Forces.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, the Iranian citizen have surrendered himself in Haska Mena district, Nangarhar province (close to Durand Line).
The Iranian citizen said, now I know that ISIS duty is killing innocent people and defame Islam religion.
M.A.Ansari

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