13 July 2020

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Nine Taliban terrorists were killed in a conflict by security troops in Kandahar last night.
The terrorists were targeted by shelling of security troops while attack on several police checkpoint in Maiwand District.
No harm and casualties sustained to security troops and residents in the conflict, he added.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) A Haqany’s network leader has been detained while returning from Pakistan in Tourkham highway.
Mullah Moman known Khalid Haqany’s network leader has been identified and detained by ANA forces yesterday.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the leader of the network had wanted to organize a series of terrorists’ activities in Nangarhar.
Mullah Momand in first research of ANA forces confessed to being member of Haqani network.
He said he had so far organized six armed attacks on militaries and civilians in east of country.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Iran’s Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Mohammad Khodadi met with Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Mohammad Rasul Bawary in his office in Tehran to discuss expansion of cultural relations, the Iranian office announced on Tuesday.
“The constant relations between Iran and Afghanistan have always been based on kindness, cooperation, and friendship, and the two nations have always supported each other,” Khodadi said in the meeting. “Millions of Afghan nationals living in Iran and receiving free services like Iranian citizens demonstrate Iranians’ friendly behavior toward their old neighbor,” he added. “
The western countries have long been exaggerating about the problems in the Muslim countries seeking to further their own interests.
They have been trying to introduce the developing Muslim countries as undeveloped, war-seeking countries that are encountering cultural and social crises,” he said. Bawary also announced his country’s willingness to engage in a media collaboration with Iran and to exchange journalists between the two countries.
He also noted that the culture ministers of the two countries are scheduled to sign a media agreement, based upon the terms of which Iran will have a cultural center in Herat while Afghanistan will be able to establish a cultural center in Mashhad. Media cooperation, exchange of media delegations between the two countries, and holding journalism courses were other topics discussed at the meeting.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 324 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 953 samples tested over the last 24 hours.
So far, 66,800 samples have been tested in the government’s testing centers and there are 19,603 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 20 new deaths from COVID-19 and 419 recoveries.
With this, the total cases are now 29,481, the total reported deaths are 618, and total recoveries are 9,260.
The highest count was reported in Herat with 98, followed by Kabul (92 cases), Balkh (40), Paktia (18), Nangarhar (4), Ghazni (39), Badakhshan (19), Laghman (10), Kunar (3) and Zabul (1). Also, the ministry reported 5 COVID-19 deaths in Balkh, 6 in Logar, 5 in Badakhshan, two in Kabul, one in Paktia and one in Nangarhar in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 472,172 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 9,098,855, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Kabul and Tehran have vowed to take steps to tighten border controls in an effort to combat illegal crossings and human trafficking.
On the conclusion of a two-day visit to Iran by a high-level Afghan delegation, foreign ministers of the two countries announced their decision in a joint statement the other day.
Acting Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar and the delegation he led held extensive negotiations with Iranian officials, including ministers of foreign and interior affairs. Security and border committees have been ordered to take the necessary measures to ensure the security of the common border to prevent illegal traffic and smuggling of humans and goods. According to Fars News Agency, the two sides underlined the need for the presence of Afghan security forces at the evacuated border checkpoints on their side of the frontier. Iran promised facilitation of visa issuance to the Afghans for entry into the Islamic republic. Security guards were directed to closely monitor and control the border.
“The recent incidents that led to casualties were discussed in detail, and Iran informed Afghanistan of progress in investigation.
Both sides agreed to prevent such incidents,” the statement said.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said attacks on civilians were against all Islamic principles and could harm the peace process.
The presidential palace statement quoted the president, saying that attacking civilians was a crime against humanity and tasked the authorities concerned with investigating the attack on Attorney General Office (AGO) officials in Kabul. On Monday, five AGO employees were killed by unidentified gunmen in Deh Sabz district of Kabul province. The slain AGO personnel worked in the Judicial and Detention Centre
of Bagram Jail in central Parwan province. President Ghani strongly condemned the attack.
The statement quoted the president as saying, “Attacks on civilians and government officials are inhuman act and against all Islamic principles. The country’s enemy want the peace process to fail.”
The statement said, “Taliban should stop violence so the people of this country see an end to the ongoing conflict and experience a lasting peace.” It added President Ghani has tasked authorities concerned to investigate the attack on the AGO employees and also shared his sympathies with the victims’ families.


Monday June 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 310 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 889 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, the ministry also reported 12 new deaths from COVID-19 and 77 recoveries within the last 24 hours.
With this, the total cases are now 29,143 the total reported deaths are 598, and total recoveries are 8,841.

Monday June 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as 8 fighters of Taliban group were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in Nahrin district, northern Baghlan province the night before last.
Jawid Busharat spokesman of Baghlan’s police told BNA, the conflicts took place, while a group of Taliban militants stormed on several Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Nahrin district of the province that were faced with full resistance of Afghan security forces.
During 4-hour clashes eight Taliban fighters were killed and seven more wounded, Busharat added.
Two Afghan local police personnel lost their lives and four others were injured following the conflicts, Busharat further added.
During the attack, Taliban set on fire several stores in Bazzar Nahrin district and caused heavy financial losses to their owners, Busharat concluded.

Monday June 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Afsar Zazai had a gruesome car accident and suffered a head injury.
Zazai made his debut in 2013 and has represented Afghanistan in three Tests, 17 ODIs and a T20I match.
After the regular wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad was turned down in the 2019 ICC World Cup Zazai was the first-choice. He played all six matches in the tournaments group stages.
However, the 26-year old was hugely criticized for his low hitting prowess and frail strike-rate, coming in lower down the order.
He last represented his country in the Test match against West Indies in Lucknow in November 2019.
The car accident news was brought in front of media by a local journalist and former media manager of Afghanistan cricket board M Ibrahim Momand. In his Twitter handle, he posted that Afsar did not suffer any serious injuries, however, his car was totally damaged.
In the shared picture of the post, Afsar was seeing with a bandage around his head.
“National cricketer wicket-keeper batsman @AfsarZazai_78 survived in a car accident with minor injuries in his head but his car damaged most. May Allah bless you. get well soon bro,” captioned Momand’s tweet.
Earlier the cricketers resumed their training and preparation for their upcoming matches. Though it's still unknown when, where and who the Afghans will play next.


Monday June 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Five people including a woman lost their lives and five more were wounded following traffic accident in Kabul-Jalalabad highway the other day.
Asadullah DawlatZai spokesman of Laghman governor told BNA reporter, the incident took place, while a military vehicle (Ranger) smashed with a passenger vehicle (Saracha) in relevant areas of Qarghayee district, Kabul-Jalalabad highway.
Including a woman five people lost their lives and five others were injured following the road accident, DawlatZai added.
Carelessness and high speed are the main reasons behind the deadly incident.


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