10 August 2020

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Sunday August 9, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as seven armed oppositions were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in northern provinces of Afghanistan.
Mohammad Hanif Rezayee spokesman of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA correspondent, the militants were killed during conflicts with Afghan security troops in relevant areas of Sholgara district, Balkh, Garziwan district, Faryab, Faizabad district, Jawzjan and Sayad district, Sar-e-Pul province.
Eight insurgents were killed and three mines have been discovered and defused following the clashes, Rezayee added.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday August 9, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Over 3,200 participants of Loya Jirga approved the release of 400 Taliban prisoners that paving the way for intra-Afghan talks.
President Ghani said he would sign the decree on Sunday freeing the 400 prisoners. “We faced a choice, and our decision was made easier today,” he said.
Tribal elders, community leaders, and politicians during two days discussions urged the government to release the remaining 400 Taliban prisoners so as to move forward with intra-Afghan talks.
The delegates were split up into 50 working committees and discussed the prisoner release issue for two days. All 50 committees recommended government free the 400 controversial prisoners.
The Jirga also called for an immediate peace talks with the militants, emphasizing that the negotiations should be led by Afghans and the countries involved in Afghanistan issues, should stop meddling and supporting Taliban.
The participants also mentioned a big price Afghans paid for the ongoing war, saying they agree to release Taliban prisoners on condition of cease fire and international guarantee of the negotiations between government and the militants.
Government has released 4,600 Taliban inmates out of the 5,000 pledged in a landmark agreement signed in February by the United States-Taliban, but the release of the remaining 400 prisoners is quite difficult for them.
President Ghani has said that he could not release the last batch of Taliban prisoners without the approval of Loya Jirga, a traditional gathering of ethnic, religious, and political leaders who decide on matters of national importance.
The Taliban says it has freed all 1,000 government prisoners it had pledged in the agreement with the United States and insists on its demand for the release of the remaining 400 prisoners on its list.
Abdullah Abdullah, the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, who also chairs the Loya Jirga, on Saturday told reporters that peace talks with the Taliban would start within three days of the release of the prisoners.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday August 9, 2020
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been distributed to hundreds destitute and poor families in eastern Nangarhar province.
The humanitarian aids have been provided by external charity organizations to the families that lost their duties during COVID-19 outbreak.
Press office of Nangarhar governor by releasing a statement issued, in this round 450 destitute families have received humanitarian assistances.
The distributed aids include flour, cooking ghee, rice, pea, salt and soap, the statement added.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday August 9, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) At least 14 people were arrested accused of different criminal cases in southern Kandahar province within the last 36 hours.
The suspects were arrested during military operations and vehicles searching conducted by Afghan security forces in Kandahar city and districts of the province.
Press office of Kandahar police chief by releasing a statement reported, the arrested people are accused on robbery, people harassing, human trafficking and narcotic drug smuggling.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday August 9, 2020
SHARANA CITY (BNA) Two civilians were killed due to mine blast in eastern Paktika province the other day.
The civilians lost their lives, while their motorcycle hit on a roadside mine in Matakhan district highway of the province.
Shah Mohammad Arian spokesperson for Paktika police stated BNA, two civilians have been killed following the mine blast.
The mine have been planted by Taliban, he added.
Taliban said nothing about the incident so far.
Nikzad

Sunday, 09 August 2020 05:57

Four Policemen Kill in Kandahar

Sunday August 9, 2020
KANDAHAR CITY (BNA) Four policemen were killed due to Taliban fighter’s attack in southern Kandahar province the night before last.
The insurgents carried out attack on Afghan security forces’ security shells in relevant areas of Maiwand district of the province.
Kandahar police’s press office by releasing a statement confirmed killing of four security forces, but said Taliban also sustained causalities which the exact number is not clear.
Taliban said nothing about the incident so far.
Nikzad

Sunday August 9, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The COVID-19 pandemic continued to take a toll on international cricket with hosts Zimbabwe calling off their upcoming five-match T20I series against Afghanistan on Saturday.
The T20 series was scheduled in August and Zimbabwe Cricket had also sought permission from its government to organize the series in a controlled environment. However, the Sports and Recreation Commission suggested the country was not still ready to host visiting teams due to the sudden surge in COVID cases. "Zimbabwe Cricket has called off the five-match T20I series against Afghanistan Cricket Board scheduled to be played in Harare this August after the Government advised the country was not ready as yet to host visiting teams amid a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases," Zimbabwe Cricket said in a tweet.
ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni said it was a sensible decision considering the circumstances. "We were keen to see the imminent and safe return of cricket, but we understand the government's health concerns and accept that cancelling the proposed tour is sensible and in the best interest of players, match officials, volunteers, service providers, fans and the wider community," Makoni was quoted as saying by cricbuzz. India were also scheduled to tour Zimbabwe for a series comprising three ODIs, starting August 22, but that too had to be cancelled due to the global health crisis.
It is a big blow for Zimbabwe, which last played a ODI and T20I series against Bangladesh earlier this year. Zimbabwe was banned for three months by the ICC last year over its failure to keep the sport free from government interference. The ban was lifted in October following a meeting in Dubai involving the ZC chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani and sports minister Kirsty Coventry.
mykhel

Sunday August 9, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Kuwait‘s Civil Aviation Administration said on Saturday that weekly flights to Frankfurt and Kabul will be operating to gradually activate departures to and from the countries.
Head of the Flight Administration Abdullah Al-Rajhy said in a press statement that the German aviation company Lufthansa will be managing flights from Frankfurt airport to Kuwait International Airport with one flight every week based on guidelines of the German authorities.
Al-Rajhy added, the Afghan aviation company will begin operations with weekly flights from Kabul airport to KIA, centered on the Afghani peopleآ‘s needs to travel based on health parameters.
Bna.bh

Friday August 7, 2020
MAHMOUD RAQI CITY (BNA) Three local up-risers supporting government including their commander were martyred following Taliban attack in Kapisa province the night before last.
Spokesman of Kapisa police chief told BNA correspondent, a group of Taliban militants carried out attack on local up-risers’ security shell in Sayan region, Tagab district of the province, as a result three local up-risers including their commander were martyred.
Three civilians including a woman were wounded during the attack as well, the source added.
M.A.Ansari

Friday, 07 August 2020 04:41

Ten Armed Oppositions Kill in Ghazni

Friday August 7, 2020
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as 10 terrorists were killed and six more were wounded during conflicts with Afghan security forces in central Ghazni province the night before last.
The clashes took place, while a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Gaylan district of the province.
Tandar army corps by releasing a statement reported, six anti-government militias were killed and six more were wounded following the clashes.
According to another report, four insurgents were killed in Afghan security forces’ ambush in Ghazni city.
The rebels were busy on organizing a series of terrorists and destructive activities that targeted by Afghan security forces.
M.A.Ansari

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