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Tuesday June 11, 2019

SHABERGHAN CITY (BNA) Three members of a same family lost their lives due to traffic accident in northern Jawzjan province yesterday.
According to BNA report, the incident took place, while a passenger vehicle deviated from the road and overturned in Shaberghan-Mazar-e-Sharif highway.
Father, mother and a child of the family lost their lives and two other children were wounded.
Doctors in a health center claimed that the health conditions of the injured children are not satisfactory.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) The construction work of a bridge Kick off in Ghazni province yesterday.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor told BNA, the bridge at length of 60 meter and wide 12 meter will be constructed from development budget of Ghazni municipality at the cost of approximately 20 million Afghanis.
Wahidullah Kalimzai governor of Ghazni said, the bridge will link Ghazni city with Amir Mohammad Khan villages, Kandahar-Kabul highway and other southern villages.
T. Yarzada

Monday, June 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Against the sobering backdrop of the ongoing intense conflict across Afghanistan, the United Nations remains troubled that civilians are being killed in high numbers and urges all parties to the conflict to meet their obligations to protect civilians from harm.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has found that anti-government elements deliberately and knowingly targeted civilians throughout the holy month of Ramadan.  The attacks by anti-government elements mainly used improvised explosive devices and caused more than 100 civilian casualties in Kabul alone.
UNAMA urges these anti-government elements to stop attacking the civilian population of Afghanistan.
“In international law, all parties to the conflict are prohibited from deliberate attacks carried out against civilians, by definition these are war crimes and may amount to crimes against humanity,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA. “There is no justification whatsoever for any party to the conflict to attack civilians, they must never be a target.”
UNAMA’s findings indicate that, throughout Ramadan, civilians were deliberately targeted by anti-government elements, including during the 8 May attack on NGO staff in Kabul, the 24 May assassination of a religious scholar in a place of worship, the 27 May and 3 June incidents targeting civilian government officials, and the 2 June attack against Shia students. “I condemn these deliberate attacks on civilians that signal a disturbing intent to spread fear, they delegitimize the perpetrators, depriving them of any claim to represent the people of Afghanistan,” said Yamamoto. “It is crucial that all respect their obligations under international law to protect civilians.”
The United Nations maintains that attacks deliberately targeting civilians run counter to the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and remains committed to an Afghan-led peace process that will end the ongoing war.
This year marks 20 years since ‘protection of civilians’ became a standing agenda item at the UN Security Council.  On 23 May, around the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the Security Council, stressing that grave human suffering is still being caused by armed conflicts and lack of compliance with international humanitarian law.  Guterres warned that, globally, civilians continue to make up the vast majority of casualties.
“As bleak as the current state of protection is, there is considerable scope for improvement if we each do our utmost to promote and implement the rules that bind us to preserve humanity in war,” Secretary-General Guterres told the Security Council.
UNAMA will continue to conduct its Security Council- mandated impartial monitoring and recording of harm to civilians, by all parties to the conflict, making its findings public as part of work to promote accountability and limit the impact of the war on civilians.
 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Disorderly and non-standardly installed billboards have been removed from some areas in the Kabul city, BNA reported the other day.
The signboards hanged or erected irregularly atop and in front of some pharmacies, laboratories and stores have been removed from the 2nd municipality district of the Kabul City, said the agency.
Representative of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mohammad Kabir Sultani was a member of the delegation with the Deputy Kabul Municipality Mohammad Sharif attending the investigating team taking away disorderly installed signboards across Deh Afghanistan area of the capital Kabul, said the agency.
The Billboard Modification Commission (BMC) has already issued awareness for the removal of unfairly and non-standardly billboards and their replacement with the standard ones, across the city, under the guidance of the commission.
 

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