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Monday June 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Afghan national police personnel succeeded to discover and seize 20 kg narcotic drug in northeastern Badakhshan province the other day.
Sanaullah Rouhani spokesman of Badakhshan police chief told BNA correspondent, the narcotic drug type of hashish have been seized inside a residential house in Durkhan region, Khash district of the province.
The owner of the house succeeded to flee from the area, but police personnel started searching to arrest him, Rouhani added.
M.A.Ansari

KABUL/20 June/ Bakhtar
As a country that has suffered immense human and financial loss due to conflict, and in light of our friendly relations, historic connections and strategic partnerships with both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is concerned about the recent border incident between the two countries who are Afghanistan’s partners for peace and development. We believe the consequences of the occurrence of such incidents are not in the interest of regional and global peace and stability.
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan offers its sympathies for the human and financial loss incurred during this event, and hopes that the two regional and global powers resolve their differences through dialogue and based on good neighbourly relations.

KABUL/20 June /Bakhtar
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar, received a congratulatory note from the Honorable Micheal R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State. In a message delivered to Minister Atmar by Mr Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the Secretary conveyed his congratulations and stated:
“Afghanistan will benefit greatly from your extensive experience as it faces the challenges of moving quickly to advance the peace process, combat the global pandemic, and address the continued threat of terrorism.
We look forward to working closely on these challenges with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all our partners across the Afghan Government. Continued close cooperation will be vital to achieving success in these and many other areas.
We also welcome opportunities to work with you to strengthen Afghanistan’s relationships within the region and to reinforce the ties between the American and Afghan peoples.
Again, we extend our congratulations, and wish you every success on the road ahead.”

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Kunduz (BNA) Seven members of people’s uprising force were martyred by Taliban attack in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz last night.
According to military source reports of Kunduz, the members of people’s uprising force were martyred by Taliban attack on their bases in outskirt of Imam Sahib District, Kunduz.
In the attack, another member of the force has been wounded.
Military sources of Kunduz said, Taliban sustained casualties in the clash, However, the exact number of killed and wounded is still unknown.
T. Yarzada

 

 

Saturday, 20 June 2020 05:37

Man Detained in Baghlan

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) The police of Baghlan arrested a man with a rocket launcher allegedly used for air purposes in Baghlan yesterday.
According to Baghlan police, the man was arrested in a clearing operation with a rocket launcher targeting military planes in outskirt of Baghlan province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 20 June 2020 05:36

Taliban Attack Repulsed in Maidan-Shaher

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Maidan-Shaher (BNA) Taliban conducting massive attack on district building and police command in Jalriz District, Maidan-Wardak last night.
Syeed Mohammad Hashimi governor of Jalriz district said that Taliban attacked on district building and police command of the mentioned district and after three hours of fighting, they were defeated.
In the attack, four Taliban associates were killed and three others were wounded, he said.
Police official of Jalriz District security command was also martyred in the attack, Hashimi added.
T. Yarzada

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Maidan Shaher (BNA) The security forces of Kapisa cleared five villages from being of Taliban in Tagab District.
Shayeq Shorish police spokesman of Kapisa said security troops conducting clearing operation in four villages of Kapisa and cleared the villages from being of insurgents.
according to Shayeq, four Taliban insurgents were killed and two others have been injured.
No any harm and casualties incurred to security troops in the operation, he added.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A meeting was chaired by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, here on Thursday at the presidential palace, on the digitalization of the government administration systems, aiming to strengthen the national programs of the government and its implementation, a statement from the presidential press office said.
The meeting which was also attended by Amrullah Saleh, First Vice President, Dr. Fazel Mahmood Fazly, General Director of the Administrative Office of the president, Mohammad Fahim Hashemi, acting minister of Communications and Information Technology, Kabir Isakhail, Legal Advisor to the President, Ahmad Javid Rasouli, Head of the National Statistics and Information Department, Ajmal Ahmadi, governor of De Afghanistan Bank, Mohammad Ismail Mikhail, director general of National Radio and Television, Omar Mansour Ansari, head of ATRA and a number of Kabul Polytechnic University, discussed digitalization of system of government departments, infrastructure, securing data and information, public awareness, capacity building of the non-governmental administration and the private sector, the statement added.
The meeting also discussed how the government can establish e-government through electronic and digital systems, and how effective government employees can use the Internet in their offices. Participants also discussed the creation of a digital climate by the Afghan government and joint work to achieve and strengthen the great goals, according to the statement.
Yarzada

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health reported 346 new positive cases of COVID-19 from 893 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The ministry also reported two new deaths from COVID-19 as well as 302 recoveries. With this, the cumulative number of cases is 27,878, with total recoveries at 7,692 and 548 total deaths nationwide.
Kabul was on the top of the list with 231 cases followed by Kandahar (25), Paktia (25), Bamiyan (19), Helmand (9), Uruzgan (6), Kunduz (6), Takhar (5), Zabul (4), Nuristan (2) and Nangarhar (1). But no tests were conducted in Herat and Balkh due to a lack of testing kits.
The two provinces are the main cities after Kabul with the highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
The two deaths were reported in Helmand province. No deaths were reported in other provinces in the last 24 hours.
The recoveries were reported in Kabul (260), Kunar (17), Helmand (14), Zabul (10), and Ghazni (1). So far, 62,492 samples have been tested and there are 19,368 active cases countrywide, according to the ministry.
Yarzada

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A top US general on Thursday said the United States has reduced its troop level to 8,600 in Afghanistan, fulfilling the first phase of the planned withdrawal specified in the US-Taliban deal signed in Doha in February.
The withdrawal of the US forces is a key part of the US-Taliban agreement, but US officials have emphasized that the troop pullout will be dependent on conditions on the ground.
“What I would tell you now is we have met our part of the agreement,” Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, speaking at a panel discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute think tank on Thursday. “We agreed to go to the mid-8,000 range within 135 days. We’re at that number now.”
The US general did not provide any indication of when, or at what pace, US forces would be further reduced – under the US-Taliban agreement. The US-Taliban agreement also calls for the full withdrawal of the US military from the country by May 2021 if the Taliban meets the conditions of the deal, including severing ties with terrorist groups. Based on the agreement, the US would reduce its forces in Afghanistan to 8,600 within 135 days of signing the deal, which is mid-July.
Now it seems that the target has been reached almost 25 days ahead of the agreed date.
The US general said the full withdrawal is an “aspirational” commitment and that “conditions would have to be met that satisfy us that attacks against our homeland are not going to be generated from Afghanistan.” The Taliban committed in the agreement to cut their ties with al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
“We all know already that [the Taliban] are no friends of ISIS (ISIL),” McKenzie said. “What we need to see is what they’re going to do against al-Qaeda. And we need to see that in deeds and not words.
” This comes as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference following the meetings of NATO Defense Ministers said “NATO Allies support the peace efforts, and we are closer to real intra-Afghan negotiations now than I think we have ever been before. And I welcome that.”
Yarzada

 

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