22 October 2019

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with UNAMA Chief Tadamichi Yamamoto here in his office yesterday, a MoFA statement said.
Both sides discussed peace process and presidential election, the statement added.
According to another report, deputy foreign minister for Political Affairs, Idrees Zaman met with the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kabul Zahed Nasrullah Khan.
The two sides discussed some of the bilateral issues and recent developments of relevance for the two countries.  On regional dynamics, Ambassador Khan briefed Deputy Minister Zaman on Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s recent visit to Iran.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that the announcement of preliminary results of the presidential election held on September 28 has been delayed.
As the transfer of election data from biometric devices to the main server has not been finished.  A spokesman for IEC, Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, said that the initial results’ delay was decided during a meeting of the commission officials on Saturday.
According to Ibrahimi, the commission was committed towards transparent election process and won’t make any hasty announcement of the poll outcome.  According to him, separating the biometric votes from those of the non-biometric ones would take time and the possible audit of ballots might take more time and announcement of results could be delayed.
In line with the election timetable, the preliminary results of the September 28 polls were expected to be announced on Saturday.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) 61 Afghan children with congenital heart disease (CHD) arrived in northwest China’s Xinjiang province on Thursday to receive free treatment, Xinhua reports.
This is the second phase of a project sponsored by the B&R Fraternity Fund., which aims to help a total of 150 children with heart disease in Afghanistan, the report said.
The newly-arrived children will be treated in the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University.
24 children in July received treatment in Xinjiang and returned to Afghanistan on August 14.  The project has already treated 100 Afghan children from August 2017 to October 1018 during the first phase.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Led by advisor to ministry of information and culture Dr. Tariq Reshad, a 15 member delegation arrived in Helmand to participate in scientific seminars, poetry program and other cultural programs and pay visit to historic monuments in the country.
Attended by acting governor of Helmand Mujahidullah Safari, the 15 member visiting delegation, a number of writers, women and youth, Alama Ibn Huban Boosti Scientific and Research seminar was held in Lashkargah, the provincial capital.
Speaking in the seminar, acting governor of the province Mujahidullah Safari by praising the ministry of information and culture for holding the seminar on works, thoughts and life of Alama Boosti added it was much needed to hold such seminars to honor the country’s top figures, praise their works and make use of their thoughts and knowledge.
In the seminar, head of the people’s culture for the ministry of information and culture Mahbooba Babakrkhil read out President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s message sent about the seminar.
Afterwards, advisor to the MoIC Dr. Tareq Reshad spoke and said the ministry of information and culture was committed to paving the way for translation of Alama Boosti’s Works, completion of Alama Ibn Huban Boosti medal and starting work on renovation of his mausoleum.
Provincial director of information and culture Hamidullah Wayar also spoke and said provincial governor Lt. Gen. Mohammad Yasin Khan has pledged to provide budget for construction of the mausoleum’s wall, praising the governor for his assistance and cooperation in this regard.
Afterwards, a number of writers delivered their articles about life, position, works and scientific works and journeys of Alama Boosti to the seminar.
They also shared their demands in connection with renovation of the province’s historic monuments and paying attention to Alama Boosti’s mausoleum and translation of his works.

Sunday October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A weapons storage belonged to Taliban terrorist group have been discovered by Afghan security forces inside a mosque in southern Kandahar province.
The weapons storage include dozens kg explosive materials, heavy and light weapons, mines and bombs that have been discovered during a military operation conducted by Afghan security personnel.
Atal army corps in the south of the country by releasing a statement said, Afghan security forces after discovering the weapons and explosive materials reopened the mosque on prayers.
No one was arrested accused of the case so far.
According to another report, three Taliban fighters were killed during an air attack carried out by Afghan air forces in Maiwand district of Kandahar province.
M.A.Ansari

Jalalabad (BNA) Ten ISIS loyalists were killed in an air raid in Nangarhar province yesterday.
The fighters were targeted in their strongholds in Achen District.
Media office of Nangarhar with releasing a statement said that the Afghan Security Forces targeted strongholds of the fighters in Achen District by air and ground strikes.
It is said that 14 strongholds of the fighters with all war equipment have been demolished.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 20 October 2019 05:33

Two Suicide Bombers Killed in Ghazni

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Two suicide bombers before reaching to target were killed in Ghazni province yesterday.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor told BNA, two suicide bombers were killed in coalition forces raid in outskirt of Zenkhan District of that province.
Another report says, a weapons cache of Taliban was discovered in a clearing operation of Afghan security forces in Abdi village, Qarabagh District, Ghazni province.
17 mines, 35 mother mines, four boxes of Dahshaka shells were seized from the cache.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 20 October 2019 05:31

Villages Cleared From Insurgents In Baghlan

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) Sixteen villages have been cleared from Taliban insurgents in a clearing operation conducted by Afghan security forces in Baghlan province.
Abas Tawakoli public order commander of Pamir 217 told BNA, sixteen villages were cleared from Taliban insurgents in clearing operation conducted by Afghan security forces in Dand-e-Shahabuddin, Dand-e-Ghoori and Kelagai Districts.
More than ten armed Taliban were killed and dozens others were injured in the operations, he added.
According to the commander, the operation continues till annihilation of insurgents in the mentioned regions.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 20 October 2019 05:31

Taliban Killed in Faryab Conflict

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Maimana (BNA) Five Taliban terrorists were killed by Afghan Security Forces conflict in Faryab province last night.
Abdul Karim Yourish police spokesman of Faryab told BNA, the Taliban were killed after attack on a police checkpoint in Jangibalai region, Qaisar District, Faryab province, four other Taliban were injured.
Three policemen were martyred in the clash.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Kunar (BNA) An irrigation canal after reconstruction was put into utilization in Kunar province.
The canal is 4km long located in Shegal District, it is capable of   irrigation up to 300 acres of farmland.
Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock has spent more than 2440,000 Afghanis to repair the canal.
Farmers in Shegal District, Kunar province welcome construction of irrigation canal.
They said so far, there was a lot of water lost in the absence of a canal, and amount of their products was small, but by repairing of this canal, their work will prosper.
T. Yarzada

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