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Tuesday July 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A cotton ginning factory has reopened after seven years in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. The factory owned by the state-run Bost Enterprise will purchase 4,000 tons of cotton for processing into pure cotton, cotton waste and other products. Helmand is a major cotton growing region in Afghanistan with cotton grown on more than 15,000 hectares.
The factory has already completed processing 800 tons of cotton, according to a statement from Helmand Governor's office, Afghanistan media reported.
At the reopening ceremony, Helmand Governor Mohammad Yasin said he hoped the factory will help farmers in the province to switch from opium to cotton production.
Between the mid-1960s and the late-1980s, the ginning factory processed around 32,000 tons of cotton a year. The enterprise was closed down 11 years ago due to insufficient funds. Thereafter, it resumed operations for a brief period before it was shut again.
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Tuesday July 14, 2020
GARDIZ CITY (BNA) Afghan security forces succeeded to push back Taliban attack in eastern Paktia province yesterday.
Emal Momand in-charge of 203 Thandar army corps told BNA reporter, Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoint in Waam region, AhmadKhail district of Paktia province, which their attack faced with full resistance of Afghan security troops.
Momand added, five terrorists were killed and others succeeded to flee from the area.
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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 08:09

Taliban Abducts 10 Formers in Sar-e-Pul

Tuesday July 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ten formers have been abducted by Taliban fighters in Sancharak district, Sar-e-Pul province.
District governor of Sancharak told, the formers were busy on collecting wheat in Sabz mosque region of the district that Taliban took them.
There is no information about their fate, Taliban said nothing as well.
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Tuesday July 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Afghan National Defense and Security Forces succeeded to prevent 11 round of roadside mines alongside Ghazni-Kandahar highway yesterday.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the mines have been planted by Taliban fighters to target innocent civilians that discovered and neutralized 
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Tuesday July 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Officials in state ministry for natural disaster management said, ten people lost their lives due to heavy flash floods in Herat and Ghazni province.
Aslam Syas deputy minister for the ministry says, based on primary reports, 9 people lost their lives in Herat and a person lost his life in Ghazni province until now.
Women and children are among the victims of the incidents, Syas added.
Despite of human casualties, the floods have caused heavy financial losses as well, Syas concluded.
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Tuesday July 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as 10 anti-government militias were killed and 4 more were wounded during clashes with Afghan security forces in Zabul province yesterday.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement reported that the conflicts took place, while a group of Taliban fighters carried out attack on Afghan security forces in Zardad region, Mezan district of the province.
The statement added, 10 armed oppositions were killed and 4 more were wounded following the attack.
According to another report, Afghan national defense and security forces by discovering and confiscating six round of roadside mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in crowded areas of Maiwand and Khakriz districts, Kandahar and Mezan district of Zabul province.
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Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) More than 16 fighters of Taliban group were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province within the last 36 hours.
Maiwand army corps in the south of the country by releasing a statement reported, the conflicts took place in relevant areas of Marouf and Arghandab districts of the province, in which 16 terrorists were killed and several others were wounded.
The clashes occurred, while a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in the mentioned districts, the statement added.
According to another report, Afghan national police by discovering and confiscating 20 round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several deadly incident in crowded areas of Kandahar province.
Local officials in Kandahar claimed that Taliban fighters are responsible for the foiled mine plantings, but Taliban said nothing about the incident so far.
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Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as eight anti-government militias were killed following air raid carried out by Afghan air forces in southern Urozgan province.
According to reports, Afghan air forces have been targeted Taliban fighters, while they carried out attacks on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in the province.
Attal army corps in the south of the country by releasing a statement reported, eight Taliban fighters were killed following the air raid.
According to another report, two Afghan security forces were martyred and two others were wounded during Taliban fighters’ attack in Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the province.
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Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $200 million grant to help Afghanistan mitigate COVID-19 impacts and provide relief to vulnerable people and businesses.
The Afghanistan COVID-19 Response Development Policy Grant comprises $100 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group's fund for the poorest countries, and $100 million from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), managed by the World Bank on behalf of 34 donors.
The Afghanistan COVID-19 Response Development Policy Grant will support the government of Afghanistan to strengthen policies that promote faster recovery and keep basic infrastructure such as water, electricity, and telecommunications afloat and running.
“The program will provide vital fiscal resources to manage the impacts of the pandemic in the context of rapidly slowing economic growth and declining government revenues,” said Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan. “Policy actions supported by the program will both help mitigate the impacts of the current crisis on the poor and vulnerable and also lay critical foundations for longer-term recovery. The World Bank will continue to stand with the people of Afghanistan through this crisis.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant adverse health, social, and economic impacts in Afghanistan, shrinking the economy and driving down public revenue. The grant will support changes in regulations to increase access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises, protect healthcare workers, and raise awareness on gender-based violence in schools. It will also support plans to encourage students to return to school when educational institutions are to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis.
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Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of sentenced persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.
Transfer of Offenders Act No. S of 1995 provides that, a citizen of foreign country who is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in Sri Lanka can be transferred to his country subject to the same punishment there and a Sri Lankan who commits such a punishment in a foreign country can be transferred subject to same punishment in Sri Lanka.
In order to comply with these provisions, Sri Lanka must enter into an agreement with the relevant country.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of convicted persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.
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