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Thursday June 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least eight fighters of Taliban group were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province the night before last.
Ministry of National Defense by releasing a statement issued that the clashes took place, while a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Sangeen district of the province.
Afghan security forces successfully defeat the attack, as a result eight militants were killed, two wounded and five more have captured, the statement added.
Some heavy and light weapons belonged to Taliban fighters have seized by Afghan security forces following the conflicts.
M.A.Ansari

Thursday June 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Deputy Head of Commerce of Sistan and Baluchestan Industry, Mining and Trade Office announced the export of more than 181 million dollar worth of goods from the customs and border markets of this province to Afghanistan.
Mohammad Rafi Soltanzadeh said on Wednesday that the total exports from customs and border markets of Sistan-Baluchestan to Afghanistan in the first two months of the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020) compared to the same period last year increased by 56 percent.
The official stated that the number of exports through the customs of Sistan-Baluchestan to Afghanistan during this period with over $114 million and exports through the markets of this province was over $67 million.
The Deputy Head of Commerce of Sistan-Baluchestan Industry, Mining, and Trade Office said that construction materials (cement), apple trees, tiles, and ceramics are among the items exported to the country.
According to IRNA, Sistan,-Baluchestan, due to its special geographical location, has created special conditions for Iran and regional countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan to play a role in regional and trans-regional exchanges.
Sistan-Baluchestan, located in southeastern Islamic Iran, has about 1,600 kilometers, or one-sixth of the total borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Oman Sea.
The length of the province's land borders with Afghanistan is about 300 km, which is equivalent to one-third of Iran's total border with Afghanistan, and the length of the province's joint land borders with Pakistan is 921 km, which is the total joint border between Iran and Pakistan.
The length of the province's water borders on the shores of the Oman Sea is 370 km.
Irna

Wednesday June 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 564 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 1,116 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, the ministry also reported 13 new deaths from COVID-19 and 650 recoveries.
With this, the total cases are now 26,874, the total reported deaths are 504, and total recoveries are 6,158.
The highest count was reported in Kabul with 192, followed by Bamiyan (65 cases), Takhar (64), Balkh (51), Paktia (40), Kandahar (27), Kunduz (27), Maidan/Wardak (24), Baghlan (21), Daikundi (14), Kapisa (12), Nooristan (8), Nangarhar (6), Badakhshan (6), Kunar (5) and Zabul (2). However, no new cases were reported in Herat as COVID-19 testing has been inactive for the last four days.
Also, the ministry reported three COVID-19 deaths in Kabul, three in Takhar, three in Bamiyan, two in Nangarhar, one in Badghis and one in Maidan/Wardak within the last 24 hours.
The recoveries were reported in Kabul (306), Balkh (71), Nangarhar (69), Nimroz (64), Badakhshan (40), Faryab (29), Maidan/Wardak (26), Sar-e-Pul (17), Badghis (9), Takhar (6), Bamiyan (6) and Paktia (2).
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 07:44

17 Taliban Fighters Perish in Faryab

Wednesday June 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as 17 fighters of Taliban group were killed in northern Faryab province the night before last.
Karim Yurush spokesman of Faryab’s police chief told BNA reporter, the insurgents were killed, while they storm on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in relevant areas of Qaisar district of the province.
Top commanders of the group were among the deaths and five more rebels were wounded during following the attack, Yurush added.
Three Afghan national policemen lost their lives and there were no casualties on part of civilians during the attack, Yurush concluded.
Taliban said nothing about the incident so sar.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday June 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) In response to a UN report on child casualties in Afghanistan, the government on Tuesday said the country remained committing improving the situation of children.
The Office to f National Security Council (ONSC) issued a statement, saying the Afghan government has received the UN annual report about children causalities.
The statement said the report accused the Taliban of planting landmines and roadside bombs and using people properties for terrorist activities, which led to children causalities.
It added the UN report, however, noted a decline in casualties from 2018 due to steps initiated by the Afghan government and international military forces.
The ONSC said that the Afghan government was still committed to implement and improve the current mechanism in this regard.
It added that the entire Afghan nation hoped that the Taliban militants would end the ongoing conflict and killing of Afghans throughout the country.
“Our longstanding position is that in order to protect civilians and advance the cause of peace, the Taliban as the driver of conflict must stop their unjustifiable campaign of terror tent amount to war crimes against the Afghan and Muslim nation,” the statement added.
The UN report released Monday said the war in Afghanistan was the world’s deadliest conflict for children last year, the fifth consecutive year the country has held that status.
Some 874 children were killed by the war throughout 2019. They were among the 3,410 young Afghans who suffered from “grave violations,” which included maiming, abduction, sexual abuse and attacks at schools and hospitals, the report said.
The Taliban were blamed for causing over 1,238 child deaths and injuries, the largest number attributed to any single group.
Pro-government forces were blamed for just under a third of the child deaths and injuries documented, including 248 that were attributed to international forces.

Wednesday June 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Seven Afghan national army troops lost their lives following roadside mine blast in central Ghazni province the night before last.
Nasir Ahmad Faqiri head of provincial council of Ghazni told media, the security soldiers lost their lives, when a mine exploded inside their checkpoint in Shahbaz region, Ghazni city.
Seven Afghan security soldiers lost their lives and eight more were wounded following the blast, Faqiri added.
Wahidullah Jumazada spokesman of Ghazni governor confirmed the news, but said nothing about the numbers of casualties.
No individual or group has commented regarding the event yet.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday June 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The fifth meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; was held on Monday June 15th, 2020 at Presidential Palace. At this meeting; NPC reviewed 24 procurement contracts; which resulted in approval of all contracts; worth more than 20 Million USD; which include the following: - Six contracts for recruitment of partner institutions for creating jobs in nine provinces referred by the IDLG - The contract for procuring of watermelon from associations and farmers for MoD, MoI, MoPH and Detention Directorate - The contract for engineering consultancy services for gas field facilities and gas pipeline in Afghanistan in two phases - The contract for procuring of gas for central and provincial detention centers of MoI - The contract for procuring of bread related to MoD Meanwhile the NPC reviewed and discussed the following procurement issues and provided guidance on them: - The contract for medical equipment, medicine and regents required for health facilities and hospitals of MoI - Evaluation report on different mines in Wardak, Balkh, Herat and Helmand provinces - The evaluation study of coal mining and cliché mining of Bamyan province were reviewed and proper guidance was shared with MoMP - The request for contract for construction gas pipeline from Khwaja Gogerdak to Code-e-Barq Shamal area related to the MoMP - The contract for procurement of food items for hostels of Kabul University, related to the Ministry of Higher Education - The contract for rental of two armored vehicles for 12 days, related to Independent Election Complain Commission Moreover,, the MoPH’s request for termination of the contract for providing health services in Takhar province was approved conditional to NOL from World Bank. The request for amendment of the contract of procuring and installation of 63 type of equipment, CCTV and security camera of HKIA was also approved. Moreover; based on the agenda; the NPC members reviewed the implementation report of previous NPC instructive decisions; including the following projects: - The report of supplying of flour from food associations to bakeries for distribution of bread for needy people of Kabul, related to Kabul Municipality - Report about the contract for procuring of fresh fruits jam related to MoD - Report about the contract for procuring of stationary related to MoD - Report about the contract for procuring of beans related to MoD At the end of the meeting the MoD requested the guidance about procuremnt of two type of meat, related to MoI and MoD where NPC instructed them to discusse it with Livestock Associations. The request for guidance on the suppliers request on increase in cost of food items because of COVID 19 diseas in the country, the NPC provide them proper guidance. In this meeting; beside the NPC members, the officials of NPA national and international observers had also participated.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 07:41

24 Anti-Government Militias Kill in Paktika

Wednesday June 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) More than 24 anti-government militias were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Paktika province the other day.
Shah Mahmoud Arian spokesman of Paktika’s police told, a group of Taliban fighters storm on Afghan national police personnel’s checkpoints in AtaKhona region, Amena district of the province, as a result 24 rebels were killed and 12 more were wounded.
Three Afghan national policemen lost their lives and four others were wounded following the attack, Arian added.
Some heavy and light weapons belonged to Taliban fighters have seized by Afghan security forces, Arian further added.
Taliban said nothing about the incident so far.
M.A.Ansari

Monday June 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Kabul security commandment released a child from grip of abductors and two suspects have been arrested in connection of the case.
According to Kabul security commandment press office to BNA, the child was released from grip of abductors in a clearing operation of Kabul security forces from 17 precinct and two suspects have been detained in connection of the case.
The child was kidnapped by abductors few days ago from 4th precinct of Kabul city.
T. Yarzada

Monday, June 15, 2020
Ferozkoh (BNA) The construction work of a drinking water network completed in Ghor and inaugurated yesterday.
Zekerya Serat press in charge of rural development office of Ghor told BNA local correspondent, the drinking water network has been implemented at the cost of nearly 4 million Afghanis and 10 percent collaboration of people by local development council in Lal Sar Jangal District of the province.
It is said that in the past week, the constriction work of two other irrigational projects were put into exploitation from budget of UNICEF office in two villages of that province.
T. Yarzada

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