15 July 2020

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Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as eight anti-government militias were killed following air raid carried out by Afghan air forces in southern Urozgan province.
According to reports, Afghan air forces have been targeted Taliban fighters, while they carried out attacks on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in the province.
Attal army corps in the south of the country by releasing a statement reported, eight Taliban fighters were killed following the air raid.
According to another report, two Afghan security forces were martyred and two others were wounded during Taliban fighters’ attack in Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the province.

Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $200 million grant to help Afghanistan mitigate COVID-19 impacts and provide relief to vulnerable people and businesses.
The Afghanistan COVID-19 Response Development Policy Grant comprises $100 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group's fund for the poorest countries, and $100 million from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), managed by the World Bank on behalf of 34 donors.
The Afghanistan COVID-19 Response Development Policy Grant will support the government of Afghanistan to strengthen policies that promote faster recovery and keep basic infrastructure such as water, electricity, and telecommunications afloat and running.
“The program will provide vital fiscal resources to manage the impacts of the pandemic in the context of rapidly slowing economic growth and declining government revenues,” said Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan. “Policy actions supported by the program will both help mitigate the impacts of the current crisis on the poor and vulnerable and also lay critical foundations for longer-term recovery. The World Bank will continue to stand with the people of Afghanistan through this crisis.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant adverse health, social, and economic impacts in Afghanistan, shrinking the economy and driving down public revenue. The grant will support changes in regulations to increase access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises, protect healthcare workers, and raise awareness on gender-based violence in schools. It will also support plans to encourage students to return to school when educational institutions are to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis.

Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of sentenced persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.
Transfer of Offenders Act No. S of 1995 provides that, a citizen of foreign country who is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in Sri Lanka can be transferred to his country subject to the same punishment there and a Sri Lankan who commits such a punishment in a foreign country can be transferred subject to same punishment in Sri Lanka.
In order to comply with these provisions, Sri Lanka must enter into an agreement with the relevant country.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of convicted persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.

Sunday July 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) South Korea has participated in a virtual multilateral meeting hosted by the Afghan government to discuss joint efforts to stabilise the Central Asian country from unrest, Yonhap news agency quoted the Seoul's foreign ministry Friday.
Violence is escalating in Kabul amid efforts to start a United States-backed peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban after nearly two decades of war, after the US withdrawal of forces under a February deal it signed with the Taliban.
The virtual meeting, which took place late Thursday, focused on assessing the international efforts toward stability in and the development of Afghanistan and challenges to overcome in order to further advance the peace process for Kabul.
Notably, they called for the Taliban to stop the violence and engage in the peace talks.
Lee Young Chae, Seoul's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, stressed the need for a swift peace deal to be reached so as to help Afghanistan establish an inclusive and responsible political governance and build a society that respects universal values.
Among those who also attended the meeting were Afghan President Ashraf Ghani; Abdullah Abdullah, head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, and other representatives from 11 countries and four international organisations, the ministry said.

Friday July 10, 2020
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) Afghan National Defense and Security Forces succeeded to repulse Taliban fighters’ attack in central Ghazni province late on Thursday.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued that, Taliban fighters launched attacks on Afghan security forces in Shaliz and Asheqwal regions, Ghazni city, but their attacks successfully pushed back by the forces, as a result 8 militants were killed and 3 others were wounded.
Meanwhile, 8 anti-government militias were killed and 7 more were injured during clashes with Afghan security forces in Mangor and Dasht Gewan regions of Ghazni city yesterday.

Friday July 10, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least 9 terrorists were killed and nine others were wounded during air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province the other day.
Ministry of National Defense in a statement reported that the rebels have been targeted by Afghan National Army (ANA) after they carried out attacks on security shells in different parts of Dehrawoud, Khas Urozgan districts and Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the province.
Nine insurgents were killed, 9 more were injured, three hideouts, 4 weapons, a motorcycle and some ammunitions belonged to the terrorists have been destroyed following the raids, the statement added.
Also, Afghan National Army troops succeeded to discover and neutralize 9 round of different type of mines in crowded areas of Urozgan province.
The mines have been planted by Taliban fighters to target innocent civilians and Afghan security forces, security officials said.

Friday July 10, 2020
MATOON CITY (BNA) As many as 9 anti-government militants were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Khost province yesterday.
Ministry of National Defense by releasing a statement reported that the conflicts took place, while a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan National Army troops' convoy in relevant areas of MusaKhail district of the province.
The statement added, nine armed oppositions were killed and 7 more were wounded during the clashes.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Lashkargah (BNA) The Security Forces of Helmand discovered and neutralized 15 mines yesterday.
Maiwand 215 army corps with releasing a statement told BNA, the security force of Helmand discovered and neutralized 15 mines from outskirts of center and districts of the province.
The statement added that the Taliban had planted the mines in order to target security personnel and civilians.
T. Yarzada


Thursday, July 9, 2020
Kabul (BNA) An Interior Ministry employee was assassinated by unknown gunmen in outskirts of Kabul yesterday.
According to BNA report, Mohammad Anwar Moneri director general of biometrics at the Ministry of Interior was shot dead by gunmen while going from his home in Chahar Asyab district toward Kabul yesterday.
A police source of Charasiab District confirmed the occurrence of such incident.
T. Yarzada


Thursday, 09 July 2020 03:12

Taliban Skilled Miners Killed in Faryab

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Maimana (BNA) One of the Taliban's skilled miners was killed in explosion of a mine in Faryab yesterday.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, Ismael a Taliban skilled miners has been killed in a landmine explosion which was transfer from Ghormach district to Qaisar.
Rezaei added that two of his companions were also injured in the blast.
T. Yarzada

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