05 August 2020

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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 08:03

Governor of Nuristan Survived an Armed Attack

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Asadabad (BNA) Governor of Nuristan survived an armed attack this morning.
A spokesman for Kunar security commandment told the media that a car carrying Abdul Ghafoor Malekzai, governor of Nuristan, was targeted in an armed attack in the Chapa Dara District on Nuristan-Kunar highway.
In the incident, two guards of Malikzai were injured, but no harm and casualties sustained to Malikzai.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 08:02

Men Arrested on suspicion of Criminal Offenses

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Herat (BNA) In several separate incidents, Herat police arrested seven men suspected of criminal offenses in that province yesterday with weapons.
Abdul Ahad Walizada spokesman of Herat security directorate told BNA, Officials at the commandment arrested the men on suspicion of carrying and possessing illegal weapons and smuggling and selling drugs from Guzara district and Herat city.
He added that a pistol, more than seven kilograms of hashish, a quantity of opium, ten liters of alcohol, 30 liters of fermented raisins, a hand grenade and equipment used to make alcohol were seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 08:01

Robbers Arrested in Takhar

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Taliqan (BNA) Takhar police arrested two robbers in the province yesterday.
Abdul Khalil Aseer spokesman of Takhar security commandment told BNA, the officials of the commandment arrested two men with a pistol, a bicycle and a mobile phone from Chal district of the province.
He added that the rubbers also injured a resident of the district and stole a motorcycle and a mobile phone.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Charikar (BNA) Two hundred soldiers have received cash assistance in Parwan.
Parwan Chamber of Commerce official told BNA that they praised the soldiers for their Eid and valuable services by donating bouquets and cash.
Parwan Chamber of Commerce officials also plan to help flood victims in Parwan soon, he said.
Fazluddin Ayar, Governor of Parwan, appreciated the attention of the head of the Chamber of Commerce of the province and asked them to appreciate more people.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 05:14

Armed Oppositions Killed in Nooristan Conflict

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Paroon (BNA) Five armed oppositions were killed in a clash by security troops in Nooristan yesterday.
The insurgents were targeted near Durand Line by security troops in Kamdish district while wanted to attack on a convoy of security troops.
Senior border police in east of country told BNA, five insurgents were killed in the conflict.
Taliban have not commented in this regard yet.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 05:13

Explosion Occurred at a Wedding Party in Kunar

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Asadabad (BNA) An explosion occurred in a wedding party in Kunar.
Preliminary reports say two women and a child were martyred and five others were injured in the blast.
According to report, the bomb struck shortly yesterday in front of a wedding party in the village of Halal Zoi in Shigal district.
Kunar police official told BNA that two women and a child were martyred and five others were injured in the blast.
But witnesses to the incident told our local correspondent that the death toll from the incident is higher than the figures announced.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 05:05

Afghanistan Registers 36 New COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) 36 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in different part of the country during the last 24 hours, according to health ministry, taking the nation’s overall tally to 36,782.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in a statement on Tuesday that 187 individuals underwent tests during the period and 36 of them were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Herat recorded 21 new cases while Kabul saw 15 more infections.
At least five fresh cases were registered in Balkh, the ministry said. Neither any death occurred nor any recovery from the pandemic reported during the period, according to the MoPH statement.
According to MoPH, the number of deaths stands at 1,288. As many as 25,556 people have recovered from the disease so far.
The ministry called on the people to follow medical instructions and guidelines to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday that Afghanistan would host two events to strengthen regional and global consensus on the peace process.
According to Gran Hewad, spokesman for the MoFA, representatives from a number of countries would take part in the two conferences.
He said the peace process, a Consultative Loya Jirga and the release of the remaining Taliban prisoners would be discussed during the meetings.
A grand assembly of tribal elders, government officials and public representatives will convene to decide the fate of the 400 Taliban prisoners on August 7.
Under the Feb. 29 peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban, Kabul has to free 5,000 Taliban inmates and in return, the militant movement has already released 1,000 government soldiers. According to the National Security Council (NSC), the government has released 317 more Taliban militants in the past three days, taking the total number to 4,914.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The number of American troops in Afghanistan will be down to 4,000-5,000 by Election Day which is scheduled for November 3, US President Donald Trump has said.
The US has reduced its troop presence in Afghanistan to 8,600 as part of a deal with the Taliban signed in February.
The deal requires the US to fully withdraw its forces by next May, if conditions permit. Trump has been eager for a full US withdrawal from Afghanistan, asserting that US military role in the country has basically turned into a police force.
“We will be down in a very short period of time to 8,000. Then, we are going to be down to 4,000. We are negotiating right now. We have been there for 19 years,” Trump said in an interview with “Axios on HBO.”

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 05:02

Afghan Universities to Reopen from Today

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has decided that universities should reopen from today (Wednesday), the government said on Tuesday.
Schools will remain closed as the cabinet meeting asked the education ministry to present a new plan for reopening schools at next meeting, Sediq Sediqi, a presidential spokesman, said at a press conference. Previously, authorities had announced that schools and universities would remain closed until September as the nation’s number confirmed coronavirus cases continued to climb. On Tuesday, a spokesman for Public Health Ministry said that schools could reopen gradually starting from upper grades, but reopening primary ones would be too dangerous. The ministry has registered 36,787 coronavirus cases and 1,288 deaths from it so far.

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