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Thursday, 19 March 2020 06:22

Ten Terrorists Perished in E. Afghanistan

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as ten anti-government militias were killed and three others were wounded during recent clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Afghanistan.
The conflicts took place in relevant areas of Alishing district, Laghman province and Khogyani and Batti Koot districts, Nangarhar province.
Press office f Sylab army corps in the east of the country by releasing a statement reported that 10 fighters of Taliban group were killed and three more were wounded during the conflicts.
Afghan national army troops said, the clashes happened after Taliban launched attacks.
According to another report, a weapon storage belonged to Taliban group have been discovered by Afghan security forces in Alishing district of Laghman province.
Several bombs, roadside mines and some explosive materials have been seized from the weapon storage, police official said.

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least six fighters of Taliban group were killed during clashes with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in eastern Kunar province.
The conflicts have took place in various parts of Manogi district and Asadabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Sylab army corps’ press office in the east of the country in a statement issued that, six members of Taliban group were killed during clashes.
The insurgents have been targeted by ANDSF, while they carried out attacks on security checkpoints, the source added.
Meanwhile, Afghan national police personnel by discovering and naturalizing seven round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in crowded areas of Kunar province.
No one was arrested accused of the foiled mine plantings.

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture in a message has congratulated arriving of the New Year 1399 to all Afghan nation. According to the message, 1398 was a year full of successes, challenges and problems as the 100th Independence Anniversary of the country was commemorated in a glorious way and numerous scientific and cultural programs were held from the beginning to the end of the year. “The 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan was a good opportunity for Afghans to consolidate their national commitment to building and development of the country,” the message said, meanwhile, Afghans despite of increasing threats posed by enemies of democracy participated in Presidential Elections and fulfilled their national and civil responsibility and once again showed their commitment to the values of democracy and republic. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani declared as winner and swore in as President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and started his second term, according to the message.
The message said that efforts have been coordinated for reaching peace and currently the led-Afghan and owned-Afghan peace has changed to a serious debate.
According to the message, the ministry of information and culture has taken considerable steps towards further consolidation of freedom of expression and supporting the media as well as protection of the Afghani culture, numerous historic monuments have been renovated and protected from destruction. In the message, leading body of the ministry of information and culture asked all to give hands to each other to stand against the coronavirus outbreak threatening all the world and our country.

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh in a meeting held yesterday by Afghanistan Journalist Center on the occasion of commemoration of National Journalist Day considered that supporting from freedom of expression and press was the common responsibility of the government and media activists. In his speech, Second Vice-President first congratulated the day to all journalists and media workers, praying for the soul of martyrs of ANDSF personnel, victims and martyrs of the country’s journalism society. Pointing to peace process and talks with the Taliban, Second Vice-President said that Afghans would not accept the Emirate System, adding that Afghans would only accept a system which would be based on freedom of expression and press as this was the base of other freedom in the country too.
“All the people of Afghanistan, the country’s media organizations, youth, civil society and all those believing in freedom and democracy should be ready for some kind of struggle as well,” Danesh said, adding that in general the journalism society of the country would also participate to support freedom of expression and media in possible intra-Afghan dialogue. Related to work of Afghanistan government in particular the joint committee of the government and media led by Second Vice-President during the past three years, Danesh said a range of steps have been taken towards freedom of expression, reduction of violence against journalists, addressing cases of violence against women, providing legal facilities, access to information and others. Second Vice-President in his speech also considered role of media towards prevention of the coronavirus outbreak as key, saying that media could play vital and effective role in awareness of the people.

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has ordered the transfer of 400 million Afghanis emergency fund to Herat as part of measures to prevent the coronavirus outbreak in the province. President Ghani assured the people of Herat that the government of Afghanistan was standing to support them. “I’ve instructed for urged and considerable steps in foreign dimension of the issue, returnees’ management, coordination of assistance, creation of urgent facilities, prevention of economic crisis and procurement of particular possibilities to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the province,” President stressed. The country’s President urged the creation of a high council representing people from all walks on life of Herat province to work of prevention of the coronavirus spread in the province. He assured residents of Herat that all government resources would be at their disposal to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the province.

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, in message has congratulated Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on his re-election as president of Afghanistan, a statement from the Presidential Office said Wednesday.
“On behalf of the government and the people of the republic of China, I want to express my warm congratulation and good wishes to your excellency for your re-election as the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and through you to the government and people of Afghanistan and wish you success in this great job,” the message read as quoted by the presidential office. “At present, the peace process and reconstruction of Afghanistan are taking place at the sensitive stages, I believe, under your leadership, the people of Afghanistan with unity can overcome the challenges and access a lasting security and sustainable development,” the message read.
The Chinese president, in the message vowed to continue supporting Afghanistan, as its strategic partner. In the recent years, China-Afghanistan partnership enjoyed a developing dynamic force and that President Xi thanks Afghanistan’s active share to implement the issue. “Taking in mind, the importance of relations between China and Afghanistan, I want to work jointly with you to help reach the joint cooperation to a stage leading to both countries and the nations,” the message said. In another message, the World Bank Group has congratulated the country’s president for his re-election and hoped peace process under his leadership could result in strengthening efforts for peace, stability and prosperity.
In the message, the WBG governor has said that the group would continue its financial and technical cooperation with Afghanistan to help the country each its determined goals in economic development and reduction of poverty. According to the message, the Afghanistan reconstruction fund sponsored by the World Bank hoped to jointly work with the government of Afghanistan for the Conference on Renewal of Commitment, which is expected to be held at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2021.

Thursday March 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting with the Acting Minister of Interior, discussed reform policies of the ministry, BNA reported. During the meeting, the reform policies of the ministry including counter-crime, reforms in Kabul city police and the police educational programs in different provinces of the country. The country’s President also instructed the minister of interior to take step up in prevention of coronavirus among the police forces.

Wednesday March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Patients those have the coronavirus should pay attention on their health and others, they should cooperate with health workers to recover as soon.
BNA analyst commenting on the issue writes, dozens patients held in isolation, including at least one confirmed to have the coronavirus, escaped from hospital in western Herat province.
Head of the health department of Herat province, said the 38 people who escaped had all recently returned from Iran.
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China from December 2019.
Recent information indicates COVID-19 may be passed from person to person. Community spread is being seen, also. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in a particular area, including some people who are not sure how or where they became infected. COVID-19 has been detected in people throughout China and in over 160 other countries and territories, including Afghanistan.
It appears that symptoms are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus.
If you have a fever or any kind of respiratory difficulty such as coughing or shortness of breath, call doctor or a health care provider and explain your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or emergency room.
Afghanistan government has allocated $25 million for the Public Health Ministry to combat the virus, $18mn of which are allocated to specific areas and provincial-based needs. The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Republic of China, and World Health Organization have pledged financial and technical cooperation with Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
The border province of Herat is the frontline of Afghanistan’s efforts to contain the virus, as thousands of people cross the border there from Iran -one of the world’s worst-affected countries every day.
Herat was the first province where the first positive coronavirus case was reported in Afghanistan.
According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Public Health, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Afghanistan has reached 22.
The people those infected to coronavirus recently have entered from Iran and they are residents of Herat, Balkh, Daykundi, Kapisa, Badghis and Logar provinces.
Ministry of Public Health should establish a test center for coronavirus in Herat province; where thousands people have entered from Iran.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:37

Woman Shooting by Taliban Members in Baghlan

Wednesday March 18, 2020
Pul-e-Khumri City (BNA) A woman shot dead by fighters of Taliban group in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Khadija Yaqeen head of women affair department of Baghlan told BNA correspondent, the woman accused of adultery have been shot dead by Taliban fighters in Dara Ashraf, Talo-e-Barfak district of the province.
Abdul Ahmad Barfaki, district governor of Talo-e-Barfak said, Dara Ashraf is under control of Taliban group and police started searching to identify and capture the perpetrators of the incident.
According to another report, a young man was assassinated by armed thieves in Karta Abdul Rahman region, Pul-e-Khumri city the provincial capital of Baghlan province.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:37

Taliban Fighters Kill in Ghazni

Wednesday March 18, 2020
Ghazni City (BNA) At least five members of Taliban group were killed in Ghazni province last night.
Ahmad Khan Sirat spokesman of police chief of Ghazni told BNA reporter, the Taliban fighters were killed after they have launched ambush and attack on Afghan security forces in relevant areas of Ghazni city.
Two bodies, a Kalashnikov and a vehicle have remained at the battlefield, Sirat added.

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