23 March 2017

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trenkot (BNA) four children were injured due to a mine blast in Urozgan province this morning.
The event occurred in Khas district, Urozgan province while the children playing in the site.
A local police commander of Urozgan province told BNA, in the event four children have been injured.
He blamed Taliban for the incident, said, efforts are underway to identity and arrest the culprits of the incident.
Meanwhile, doctors in a medical center of the province reported the health status of at least three children serious. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Paroon (BNA)  seven Pakistani Taliban insurgents were killed and two others were injured during latest clashes in Nooristan province this morning.
The insurgents were targeted by security forces in Kamdish district near Durand Line and killed.
The conflicts occurred while a group of Taliban insurgents with passing During Line stormed on a convoy of security troops.
A border police commander in the east of the country told BNA, in the clashes, seven Pakistani militants lost their lives.
It is said that no harm and losses sustained to security troops and residents in the conflicts. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) three people were martyred and at least six others were injured in recent traffic incident in Nangarhar province.
The incidents occurred yesterday in Hasaka Mina and Behsood districts while a vehicle struck with a track which caused martyring of two people and injuring of six others.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor confirmed the news told BNA, in the event two people were martyred and six others were wounded.
Traffic officials of Nangarhar province called the main reason behind the incident are more speed and carelessness of the two drivers. 

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Illegal poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has surged by 10 percent, the country’s Counter-Narcotics Ministry said Saturday. Ministry spokesman Mohammad Hanif told reporters in Kabul that besides the traditional areas of poppy cultivation in the country’s south and southwest, the northern province of Badghis has fueled much of this year’s surge in illegal poppy cultivation.
Illegal poppy cultivation surging 10 pc, MoCN “The fall in poppy cultivation that we ensured in a number of provinces last year was negatively influenced by up to 17,000 hectares of poppy cultivation in Badghis this year,” he said. Traditionally, the restive southern belt including the Helmand, Kandahar, Farah, and Nimroz provinces contributed immensely to the stockpiles of poppies cultivated in Afghanistan, but with northern Afghanistan growing ever more insecure, large poppy farms are also emerging there in areas under the influence of militants. Last year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said poppy was cultivated on around 201,000 hectares of land across Afghanistan. According to the office, the illicit proceeds of trafficked Afghan opiates total some $28 billion.

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