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Monday, July 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The security officials with discovering of three mines, prevented from three blast in Jawzjan-Sar-e-Pul highway.
Mohammad Haneef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps told BNA security and defense officials discovered and detonated three mines planted by the armed opposition in order to target the defense and security forces in Haji Mohammad Omar area of Sar-e-pul-Jawzjan highway.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 27 July 2020 05:00

Narcotic Drug Seized in Badakhshan

Monday, July 27, 2020
Faizabad (BNA) Police of Badakhshan discovered 61kg of narcotic drug.
Senaullah Rohani spokesman for Badakhshan governor told BNA, the officials of the province discovered 61kg of hashish from two houses in outskirt of Khash District, Badakhshan.
He added that no one have been arrested in connection with the drug possession and police have launched an investigation.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 27 July 2020 05:00

MoPH Reports 121 New Coronavirus Cases

Monday, July 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported 121 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 741 samples tested over the last 24 hours. So far, 86,907 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 9,718 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by the Ministry of Public Health. In the last 24 hours, the ministry also reported 12 new deaths from COVID-19 and 387 recoveries.
The number of total cases is now 36,157, the total reported deaths is 1,259, and the total recoveries is 25,180.
The highest count was reported in Khost with 30, followed by Herat with 25--other cases were reported in Ghor (20), Kabul (3), Kandahar (8), Paktia (1), Balkh (5), Takhar (9), Nangarhar (1), Badghis (4), Kunduz (1), Daikundi (3), Badakhshan (4), Wardak (2), Helmand (2), Kunar (1), Zabul (1) and Uruzgan (1). Also, the ministry reported 4 COVID-19 deaths in Herat, 3 in Khost, 2 in Kabul, 1 in Nangarhar, 1 in Helmand and 1 in Kapisa provinces. The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 644,556 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 16,048,100, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Monday, July 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan has written to the United Nations Security Council over continued violations of its territory by Pakistani military forces and said it will ask the 15-nation U.N. body to take necessary measures and actions to end them if the situation is not de-escalated bilaterally. Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the U.N.
Adela Raz wrote to the President of the Security Council, Germany, to report on the most recent violations of the Afghan territory by Pakistan’s military forces and said the incursion represents a reiteration of violations as Kabul had previously expressed its concerns to the Security Council in February and August 2019. Raz said in the letter that on July 15, Pakistan military forces began unprovoked artillery attacks against Afghan border posts and civilian residential areas in the Sarakano and Asad Abad districts of Kunar Province.
The attacks included 12 heavy artillery strikes targeting Asad Abad district and more than 160 artillery rounds fired at Sarakano district. In addition to four casualties among members of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces, the attacks claimed the lives of six civilians, including two women, and eight injuries and resulted in significant damage to civilian property. “We would like to once again reiterate, as we have in previous communications, that the issue of violations of Afghan territory by Pakistani military forces has continued despite numerous appeals made to the Government of Pakistan, bilaterally and through other measures, to cease their illegal and provocative activities in our sovereign territory. “In that regard, the government of Afghanistan expresses, once again, its strong condemnation of Pakistan’s failure to adhere to its obligations under the principles of the Charter of the United Nations as well as international law and international humanitarian law,” she said in the letter. Raz said the Afghan Government is currently working to de-escalate the situation bilaterally, but should this fail, it will call on the Security Council to take measures and actions necessary to bring about an end to the violations identified above. She also requested that the letter of complaint regarding Pakistan’s continued activities be circulated as a document of the Security Council and kept on record for reference should attempts at de-escalating prove unfruitful.

Monday, July 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA)  Leading a high ranking delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived to the western Zaranj city, the capital of Nimruz province on Sunday morning, to inspect the general situation in the province and to see the progress of the construction of the third phase of the Kamal Khan Dam.
The President was accompanied by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, a number of cabinet members and officials of a number of departments, and was welcomed by a number of civil and military officials and elders of Nimroz province upon his arrive in Zaranj Airport, the statement from presidential press office said.
The President then inspected the progress of the construction of the third phase of the Kamal Khan Dam, while Engineer Hekmat Wali, the construction manager of the dam, provided information to the President. Engineer Hekmat Wali said that in the next four months, the remaining work on the dam will be completed and the Kamal Khan Dam will be ready to reserve water, which, in addition to irrigating thousands of acres of land, would have the capacity of producing 9 megawatts of electricity. Engineer Hekmat Wali said:
"Despite the fact that Corona has affected our work and some technical colleagues and construction materials are stuck abroad, but we are trying to complete the construction work of this section on time."
After hearing the presentation, President Ghani visited various sections of the Kamal Khan Dam and its workflow, while Engineer Khan Mohammad Takel, Director General of the National Water Regulatory Authority, provided information.

Monday, July 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) In the meeting of the high Council of Liberty Printing Press (LPP), which was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Mohammad Tahir Zuhair, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, increasing the quality and production capacity of the printing press was discussed.
In the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Commerce and Economy and the Director General of Enterprises of the Ministry of Finance, Zia Bumia, Director of the printing Press, spoke about measures taken to prevent the negative effects of the crisis caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus in the printing Press and prevent printing government printing papers abroad.
He also spoke about increasing the quality and production capacity of the press to the extent that it would meet the printing needs of the country. Members of the High Council of the Liberty Printing noted that millions of dollars would be saved and collected inside the country if the above-mentioned goals were achieved.
At the meeting, the acting minister of Information and Culture, in support of the plan of the High Council of Liberty Printing Press, said that efforts should be made to turn the Press into a great source of income.

Monday, July 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The special envoy of Iran’s foreign minister for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that Iran emphasizes the need for peace, based on the results of the Afghan-Afghan-led talks. Rejecting US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad’s claims with regard to Iran’s views and performance in Afghan peace process, Taherianfard said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports peace and stability in Afghanistan and stresses the need for peace, based on the results of the Afghan-Afghan-led talks.
The special envoy of Iran’s foreign minister for Afghanistan advised the US officials to study about Iranian Government's views on regional issues and Afghanistan before making any comment. Khalilzad had earlier claimed that Iran does not provide enough support for the efforts to maintain peace in Afghanistan.
This is while, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi had said earlier that the US intentions in the Afghan peace process are doubtful. Araghchi stressed that the peace process in Afghanistan should be addressed through dialogue between Afghans, but that there are various factors that discourage Iran from the US peace plan with the Taliban.

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) As a result of a mine explosion planted by Taliban in Baghlan, two civilians were killed and three others were injured.
The incident took place yesterday evening in the village of Shinwari in the Cheshmeh Shir area on the Pul-e-Khumri-Aibak highway when a car carrying passengers was hit by a roadside bomb.
Baghlan security source told BNA that two civilians were martyred and three others were injured in the incident.
He blamed armed Taliban for the bombing.
On the other hand, Abdullah Malang, spokesman for Baghlan Public Health Department, described the health condition of three injured civilians in the blast as worrying.
Taliban landmines on highways, including the Kabul-Mazar highway, have increased these days; Events that mostly victimize civilians.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Several development projects were put into expoitation in Jalalabad city, center of Nangarhar.
These projects include the construction and concreting of a road, the prestige and plots of land of a park in the Abdul Haq area of Jalalabad.
Nangarhar Media Office says in a newsletter that the construction of these projects has cost twelve and a half million Afghanis
T. Yarzada

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Taliqan (BNA) Nine Taliban terrorist group were killed and three others have been injured in a conflict by security troops in Takhar last night.
The terrorists were targeted while attack on security checkpoints in Baharak District.
Media office of the First Special Operations Brigade in northern Afghanistan said in a statement that nine insurgents had been killed and three others wounded in the fighting.
Taliban have not said anything about it so far.
T. Yarzada

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