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Sunday October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Three robberies along with six weapons were arrested by National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel in Kabul city.
According to NDS press office information to BNA, Ahmad Zaki known as Zaki Commando leader, Naweed famous to Momin and Haseeb were arrested by NDS personnel in relevant areas of fourth PD Kabul city.
The arrested thieves in primary investigation confessed that they were involved in armed and organized stealing in different parts of Kabul city.
The thieves while wanted to steal a vehicle were arrested by National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday, 20 October 2019 10:53

Cash Donated to Hundreds Displaced Families

Sunday October 20, 2019
FAIZABAD CITY (BNA) Cash have been donated to 400 displaced families in northeastern Badakhshan province.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the families displaced due to war from Ashkashim, Darayem, Raghistan, Arghanjkhawa, Shaghnan, Yamgan and Jorm districts of the province.
Each of the families have received 12000 Afghanis.
Abdul Wahid Tabibi director of refugees and repatriation department in Badakhshan told, displaced families need further assistances in winter season.
Tabibi demanded from national and international charity organization to provide humanitarian aids to displaced families in Badakhshan province.
Akhtar Mohammad Khairzada deputy governor of Badakhshan assured to people that government to assist with displaced families.
In this round, Chief Executive have assisted 4.8 million Afghanis to displaced families in the province, Khairzada added.
Khairzada also asked from government and charity organizations to help with displaced families in winter season.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday October 20, 2019
JALALALBAD CITY (BNA) Cash and foodstuffs have been distributed to martyrs and injured families in eastern Nangarhar province.
The aids have been districted to 72 martyred and dozens injured families in Haska Mena district of the province.
At least 72 people were martyred and dozens others were injured following blast inside a mosque in Jawdara region, Haska Mena district of the Nangarhar province on Friday 18 October.
All the victims of the evet were civilians that have been gathered for pray inside a mosque.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA correspondent, Asadullah Fallah president advisor while expressed his condolence with victims’ families, distributed cash and foodstuffs for them.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday October 20, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province this morning.
President Ghani has visited Haska Mina district, Nangarhar province to offer sympathies and condolences to the families; those lost their beloved during Friday blast inside a mosque in Jawdara region of the district.
At least 72 prayers lost their lives and dozens others were wounded following the incident.
All the victims of the evet were civilians that have been gathered for pray inside a mosque.
President Ghani ordered to assist with martyrs and injured families.
Meanwhile, a source from presidential palace said, President Ghani during his visit to Nangarhar province; beside expressing sympathies and condolences with victims’ families to meet with local officials of the province and will discuss governance process, development, ensuring security and counter-terrorism.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Plan of Taliban group for organizing of a series of blasts failed in south of the country.
The security officials discovered and confiscated 17 mines and bombs from crowded ways of Kandahar, Helmand and Urozgan province this morning.
ANA senior commander in south of the country told BNA, the mines were planted by Taliban group to organize a deadly explosion on civilians, but not succeeded to their evil goals.
Attempts are underway to arrest the perpetrators of the bombing and mines.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Trenkot (BNA) Twelve armed oppositions were killed and six others have been injured in attacks of security troops on Taliban strongholds in Urozgan and Zabul province.
The insurgents were suppressed during the recent days by air and ground raids.
ANA senior commander in south of the country told BNA, 12 armed oppositions were killed and six others were wounded in the attacks.
The Taliban were targeted in their strongholds while organizing a series of terrorist attacks in the two provinces, he added.
It is said that strongholds of the Taliban have been destroyed in the raids.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kunduz (BNA) Dasht-e-Arche District, of Kunduz province was clean up from insurgents in a clearing operation conducted by commando forces.
Abdul Ghafar Nooristani press in charge of Khas operation army corps told BNA, clearing operation of commando forces started since two days in outskirt of Dash-e-Archi District, in which all villages of the mentioned district were cleared from Taliban.
In the operation 12 Taliban were killed, ten wounded and two Pakistani including a woman and her child have been detained.
Press in charge of Khas operation army corps said, five vehicles were also seized and two weapons caches, 12 strongholds of the insurgents, 12 mines and weapons were destroyed in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Sunday October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh met Iranian outgoing ambassador Mohammad Reza Bahrami here in his office yesterday afternoon, BNA reported.
Hinting to friendly ties between the two countries, in particular the culture and academic relations, VP Danesh said such ties were at the top level. VP Danesh stressed on further expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries and praised ambassador Bahrami’s efforts for strengthening of Afghanistan-Iran ties. Iranian outgoing ambassador said he was happy with his six-year mission in Afghanistan, adding shared religions, culture, language and history was key to expansion of the bilateral ties.

Sunday, 20 October 2019 07:21

Nangarhar Masjid Blast Widely Condemned

Sunday October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The explosion at the Masjid (Mosque) in Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province, which resulted in at least 62 martyrs and 60 wounded, has provoked strongly worded responses from Afghan leaders and the international community.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, saying Taliban were responsible before the Almighty Allah for killing the innocents and paving the way for other terrorists to carry out deadly attacks. The President went on saying that terrorists won’t reach to their vicious goals since the Afghan forces chasing them and would destroy their safe havens, a presidential statement said.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said on Twitter: “The Mosque bombing in Nangarhar province once again shows the terrorists’ utter disregard for human life & our faith. We pray for the martyrs & injured but vow to punish the culprits…” The blast happened on Friday around 1:30 pm in the Jaw Dara area of the Haska Mina district during Friday prayers. The UN issued the following statement on Friday: “The Secretary General strongly condemns the 18 October attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan… Those responsible for this attack must be held accountable. Also, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), while condemning the targeting of civilians in the Nangarhar mosque blast, said that it will initiate an investigation of the attack, and noted that “attacks against places of worship are serious violations of international law that may amount to war crimes.” NATO also condemned the attack and stated that it “Will stand with Afghanistan and the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to fight international terrorism.”
US ambassador John Bass in a tweet condemned the attack and offered his condolences to the victims and their families. Bass said that “Killing worshipers assembled together in peace is unconscionable” and that “All Afghans have the right to live and worship together in safety.” The European Union condemned the mosque incident in Nangarhar, saying the attack “Aims at undermining hopes for peace and reconciliation.”
The British Embassy in Kabul condemned the deaths of worshippers during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province and called for an end to the violence. The UAE also strongly condemned the Nangarhar mosque attack and expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of victims.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with UNAMA Chief Tadamichi Yamamoto here in his office yesterday, a MoFA statement said.
Both sides discussed peace process and presidential election, the statement added.
According to another report, deputy foreign minister for Political Affairs, Idrees Zaman met with the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kabul Zahed Nasrullah Khan.
The two sides discussed some of the bilateral issues and recent developments of relevance for the two countries.  On regional dynamics, Ambassador Khan briefed Deputy Minister Zaman on Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s recent visit to Iran.

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