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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Bibi Fatemeh Zahra Hospital in Nangarhar resumed its services to patients after a one-day stop.
During the construction of a facility inside the hospital yesterday, workers noticed an underground weapons depot, and this caused the hospital to be closed to patients for a day.
An official of Nangarhar Public Health Department told BNA that the Bibi Fatemeh Zahra Hospital resumed operations this morning.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 08:16

Blasts Prevented in Kandahar

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Dozens of explosions were prevented in Kandahar.
Security forces discovered and defused 38 mines on busy roads in Kandahar this morning.
The Kandahar police media office says the Taliban wanted to use the landmines to create a series of deadly incidents to civilians, but not succeeded to their evil goals.
Officer Dawood, who was tasked with defusing a number of landmines, told BNA that Taliban-planted mines had a high destructive power, each of which could have sparked a major terrorist incident.
No one has been arrested in connection with the bombings.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Pakistani Taliban insurgents were killed in a military attack in Nangarhar.
Five Taliban insurgents, including four Pakistani fighters, were killed and seven others, including five Pakistanis, were wounded in the fighting.
Army Corps in east of the country said in a statement that the Taliban wanted to attack a military checkpoint in Shirzad district, but targeted from ground and air raid by security troops.
The corps confirmed the death of an ANA soldier and the wounding of another soldier in the battle.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Taliban insurgents martyred brother and bodyguard of Barakibarak district governor in Lograr last night.
Didar Ahmad Lung, spokesman for Logar governor told the media that the Taliban attacked on the house of Ahmad Wais Abdul Rahimzai, the district governor of Barakibarak, martyred his brother and his bodyguard.
He added that another brother of Abdul Rahimzai, was injured in the incident.
A spokesman for Logar governor said that Barakibarak district governor was not at home during the attack.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:39

Taliban Militants Killed in Urozgan Conflict

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Trenkot (BNA) Four Taliban insurgents were killed and five others have been arrested in a clash by security forces   in Urozgan.
The battle took place last night in Kotwal area of Tirinkot city when dozens of assailants attacked on military base.
Atal Army Corps' media office in south of the country said in a news release that four Taliban insurgents were killed and five others were arrested in the fighting.
The corps says that when the Taliban attacked the military checkpoint, soldiers, in cooperation with the air force, attacked on assailants and killed them.
The armed Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:37

Weapons Cache Discovered in Nangarhar

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) A cache of weapons and ammunition was discovered from a hospital in Jalalabad.
According to BNA, 413 miles of various weapons with some ammunition were seized by security forces from Fatima Al-Zahra Hospital in Jalalabad.
The Nangarhar governor's office confirmed the news, saying that the seized weapons and ammunition were sized by government forces.
The weapons and ammunition appear to have been transported to the hospital since the country's civil war.
Security sources say they will investigate further in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) asked the human rights and international humanitarian aid organizations to provide better accommodation for Moria migrants in Greece.
According to a statement by the AIHRC released Monday, migrants – mainly the Afghan refugees – are in tough situation after fire engulfed Moira camp.
Based on the international rights of the migrants, human rights, including humanitarian aid, organizations should reach out to those languishing at the camp, the statement said.
“Human rights organization and international aid organizations are called upon to pay serious attention to improving the housing situation of refugees, mainly their access to health and essential supplies,” the statement read.
The remark came days after Moria migrants’ camp in Lesbos Island was set on fire, destroying most of the facilities available for the asylum seekers.
More than 13,000 refugees from different parts of the world are stranded at the camp, of which 7,000 of them are Afghan national.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:33

Qatar Backs Afghan Peace Process

Tuesday September 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The ruler and emir of Qatar says intra-Afghan dialogue is a historic opportunity for resolving the conflict, a moment Afghans have long been waiting for.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani tweeted after meeting Afghan government and Taliban negotiators: “We welcome all delegations to Qatar and hope our Afghan brothers will succeed in the peace process, end the conflict and achieve peace.”
Sheikh Tamim added the Afghan people must achieve their aspirations, unity and progress and end the ongoing conflict in their country.
The opening ceremony for peace talks between the government and Taliban negotiators was held in Qatar on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani officially introduced new cabinet nominees yesterday morning at the Presidential Palace, while he was joined by first and second vice-presidents, the national security advisor and AOP director general, a statement said.
According to a presidential decree, recited by the Director General of Administrative Office of the President in the event, the nominees were introduced to lead ministries of Justice, Transport, Borders and Tribal Affairs, Labor and Social Affairs, Refugees and Repatriation; Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Communication and Information Technology, Higher Education, Industry and Commerce, and Economy, the presidential press office said in a statement.
The nominees expressed gratitude to the government leadership and briefed on their future plans. They expressed commitment to work as one coherent team to ensure better service delivery to the people of Afghanistan, according to the statement.
President Ghani in his remarks, as quoted by the statement, termed the government leadership a united, committed and like-minded team and called on the new cabinet nominees to set ‘better service delivery’ and ‘accountability’ as their priorities.
President Ghani said the nominees should concentrate on effective management of post-corona negative effects, spurring economic mobility and setting action plans with consideration to the constraints and limitations, the statement said.
The president said upon establishment of peace, the government will have to bear a heavier responsibility to ensure better governance and improve the people’s living status.

Monday September 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a phone conversation with Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today.
According to BNA report, President Ghani lauded EU’s principled stance on supporting the peace process, values of the republic and a nationwide cease-fire in Afghanistan.
Mr. Josep Borrell conveyed his sympathies to the victim families affected by the terrorist attack that targeted the convoy of First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh.
The EU High Representative expressed EU’s enduring support for strengthening and protecting the values of republic and declaring support for an independent, united and democratic Afghanistan, which is the end state pursued by the Afghan government.
Mr. Borrell said the EU will deliver the message to the Taliban that the union’s future support for Afghanistan will depend upon preservation of the values of republic in the country.
He added that he intends to pay a visit to Afghanistan at a suitable opportunity to announce support for republic and Afghanistan’s end state.

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