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Sunday, 17 May 2020 10:45

Ten Terrorists Perished in Urozgan

Sunday May 17, 2020
TARINKOT CITY (BNA) As many as 10 anti-government militias were killed and five others were wounded during Afghan security forces’ attacks in southern Urozgan province the night before last.
Atal army corps by releasing a statement issued that the attacks conducted by Afghan security forces in various parts of Khas Urozgan district and Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the province, in which 10 terrorists were killed and five more were wounded.
Taliban said nothing about the raids so far.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating six round of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incident in crowded areas of Urozgan province.
Taliban fighters are responsible for the mine plantings, local officials said.


Sunday May 17, 2020 Kabul (BNA) Delkhah Sultani scrubs laundry outside her home in Kabul as her young daughter watches on. She says she once got paid around $3 a day to wash clothes for other households but since the coronavirus outbreak hit, work has dropped and she now earns $1 every few days to support her and her four children. Like millions of Afghans, Sultani is facing economic distress and hunger from two disasters - the pandemic and the damage from decades of civil war. "Since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (in late April), I have not been able to find jobs for myself because people don't invite me to their homes to wash their clothes anymore due to the fear of the coronavirus," said Sultani. She said her husband was killed six years ago in a suicide bomb attack. "I don't have money to take my son to the barbershop or buy food. Most of the time, we don't even have anything to eat to break our fast." At least 6,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus in Afghanistan and 153 have died, straining the country's weak health infrastucture. Officials warn that the actual number of infections is likely to be much higher because few people have been tested. "We are facing increasing needs across the country and this pandemic is expected to severely impact the livelihoods of communities across the country for years to come," said Parvathy Ramaswami, deputy country director at the World Food Programme Afghanistan. The coronavirus pandemic that has derailed even the world's top economies is hitting Afghanistan as the government faces the prospect of a fiscal crunch and reinvigorated Taliban insurgents. Despite an ongoing peace process being brokered by the United States, attacks are taking place daily. "There is a conflict...and with everything happening at once an already weak state is going to have less time and energy to do even basic policing," said Andrew Watkins, senior Afghanistan analyst at the International Crisis Group. The stepped-up violence and a harrowing attack on a Kabul maternity ward, suspected to have been conducted by Islamic State this week, prompted the government to switch the military to an 'offensive' stance. HEADED FOR DISASTER The United States is drawing down troops in Afghanistan under its deal with the Taliban and foreign donors consumed with their own pandemic bail-out packages are expected to have less to spend on aid. Aid pledges made in 2016 run out this year and one diplomat said Afghanistan was headed for disaster if replenishments fell short. "That's exactly where Afghanistan is heading. Add their internal conflict on formation of government, derailed peace process, Taliban insurgency, ISIS attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now imagine where Afghanistan stands in 2021," said the senior diplomat in Kabul. Grants make up roughly 75% of the Afghan government's expenditure and any government revenue that comes from taxes is at serious threat as the pandemic hits the economy. Government revenues have already fallen by almost a quarter in the first four months of the fiscal year compared to the same period last year, according to economic think tank the Biruni Institute. Omar Joya, head of research at the institute, said the think tank was projecting an additional 8 million people could fall into poverty this year, pushing the poverty rate from 55% to 80%. The government has been ramping up distribution of food aid, and in Kabul more than 250,000 families have started receiving free food, including Sultani. She says making it last is a stretch. Trust Ansari
Sunday May 17, 2020 GHAZNI CITY (BNA) Two children lost their lives and another was injured due to mine blast in central Ghazni province the other day. A security official in Ghazni told BNA correspondent, the incident took place in Aab Band district of the province, in which two children lost their lives and another was injured. No individual or group has commented regarding the mine planting so far, but local officials claimed that Taliban fighters are responsible for the mine planting. M.A.Ansari

Friday, May 15, 2020
MAIMANA CITY (BNA) Afghan Air Forces (AAF) by targeting a vehicle packed with explosive materials succeeded to prevent a deadly incident in northern Faryab province.
Ministry of National Defense in a statement reported that Taliban fighters wanted to enter a vehicle type of Humvee to Maimana city the provincial capital of Faryab province, but before reaching to their evil goal Afghan Air Forces succeeded to identify and target the vehicle in Makhshi Khasht Pusht region, Pashtoon Koot district of the province.
By destroying the vehicle huge deadly incident prevented in Faryab province, the statement added.

Friday, May 15, 2020
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) More than 13 armed oppositions were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in central Ghazni province last night.
Ministry of National Defense by releasing a statement issued that the terrorists were killed in relevant areas of Qara Bagh district of the province .
A local uprising soldier was martyred and another was injured during the conflicts, the statement added.

Friday, May 15, 2020
TALIQAN CITY (BNA) Top commander of Taliban terrorist group was killed during clashes with Afghan national police personnel in northern Takhar province the night before last.
Ministry of Interior reported that Abdullah Gajar the key commander of Taliban group was killed during conflicts with Afghan security forces in Farkhar district, Takhar province.
The top commander along with some other terrorists went to from Farkhar to Namakab district for carrying terrorist activities that targeted by Afghan security forces, the source added.
There were no causalities on part of Afghan security forces following the clashes.

Friday, May 15, 20202
MAHMOUD RAQI CITY (BNA) Five people were arrested accused of cooperating with Taliban militants by police personnel in Kapisa province yesterday.
Ministry of Interior by releasing a statement reported that the people were arrested during a military operation conducted by Afghan special police personnel in Muzafar region, Kapisa province.
Some weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have seized from the arrested suspects, the source added.

Friday, May 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Afghan national police personnel succeeded to detain 15 people accused of different criminal cases in various parts of Kabul city within the last 48 hours.
According to BNA report, Ministry of Interior in a statement issued that the suspected were arrested accused of vehicles' stealing, robbery, people harrassment, transferring illegal weapons and armed thefts in relevant areas of 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 21th precincts and Mir Bacha Koot and Deh Sabz districts of Kabul.
Four weapons and a stolen vehicle have seized be police personnel from the arrested suspects, the source added.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Faizabad (BNA) Cash was distributed for 127 deserved and poor families in Badakhshan.
Abdul Wahid head of migration and returnees of Badakhshan told BNA, ACTID Organization distributed cash for 127 deserved families who’s displaced due to recent wars from Jorm District of Faizabad city.
Each of deserved families received 18,000 Afghanis.
T. Yarzada


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Faizabad (BNA) A group of armed Taliban attacked on parts of Dara-e-Menjan , which were faced with resistance of security troops and with giving heavy casualties escaped from the site.
In the attack 12 Taliban terrorist group were killed and six other have been injured.
In the clash a policeman was also martyred and two others were injured, said the source.
T. Yarzada

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