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Monday, July 20, 2020
Zaranj (BNA)  Nimroz police arrested four men on suspicion of robbery in the province yesterday.
Ibrahim Amini, spokesman for Nimroz police chief, told BNA that the officials of the province arrested the suspects on suspicion of robbery, harassment in Zaranj, the provincial capital.
T. Yarzada

Monday, July 20, 2020
Farah (BNA) A national directorate of security officer was martyred in a roadside mine explosion in Farah yesterday.
Mohibullah Mohib spokesman of Farah security commandment told BNA, a vehicle of former secretary of Farah National Directorate of Security (NDS) hit in a landmine explosion near Gherjistan University, the capital of the province in which the NDS officer was martyred, he said.
Mohib added that two other employees of the Farah Security Directorate were injured in the incident as well.
T. Yarzada


Monday, July 20, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Fourteen Taliban insurgents were killed while attack on security troops checkpoints in Balkh and six others have been injured last night.
The insurgents stormed on checkpoints of security troops and it is said that the clash continued between security troops and assailants yesterday.
Shaheen army corps in north of country with releasing a statement said, fourteen insurgents were killed and six others have been wounded.
According to army corps, Taliban after attack on security troops checkpoint, were targeted by air and ground raid and killed.
T. Yarzada


Monday, 20 July 2020 05:52

Suicide Bomber Killed in Paktia

Monday, July 20, 2020
Gardiz (BNA)  A suicide bomber has been shot dead by security troops .
in Paktia.
The attacker was riding a bicycle when he was trying to shoot a convoy carrying military patrols in Zurmat district, was killed by shooting of security troops.
Armed Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Monday, July 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Saturday evening attended and delivered a speech at the ceremony of handing over the collection of Ghorian period to the National Archive, a statement said.
In the ceremony, which was held at the presidential Archive, Mohammad Tahir Zuhair, the acting minister of Information and Culture, appreciated Khajeh Mirza Mohammad’s deep national, historical and cultural feelings for handing over the historical documents to the National Archive.
The acting minister also said that manuscripts and historical and cultural relics in different parts of the country are kept by people committed to the homeland, adding that Ministry of Information and Culture is now working on a plan to organize a national call through a mechanism, based on which, the historical works and documents from individuals would be transferred to the National Archive. He added:
“In different periods of history, the National Museum and the National Archive were not safe from the effects of incidents and looting, and I wish that based on your cultural policy, the National Archives and the National Museum will be forever safe from incidents and looting.”
Later, Ghulam Mahiduddin Seddiqi provided information on obtaining the mentioned historical documents and preventing the theft of them.
He said that he was pleased to submit the historical documents of the Ghorian period, which belong to the all Afghans.
Then the President spoke and thanked Khajeh Mirza Mohammad for handing over the historical documents of the Ghorian period, and handed them over to Mohammad Tahir Zuhair, the acting minister of Information and Culture, and said: "Today is a happy day that a scientific and historical treasure of ours will be handed over to the National Archives, which will be important sources of research and interpretation for present and future generations, and its dimensions are so wide that shows various aspects of the history of Islam and other religions.”
The President said that he wanted to thank Khawaja Mirza Mohammad from the bottom of his heart, because without his attention, there was a danger of losing these important documents.
“Your commitment to the nation, religion and history is appreciable.”
He added that these documents will be at the service of all and needed to be digitized and made available to all historians of the world.
President Ghani pointed out that the history of Ghor has recently attracted a lot of attention in terms of comparative history, and it is necessary that these documents, along with other documents found here, clarify the dimensions of the Ghaznavid and Ghorian periods.
The president instructed the National Archives officials to prepare a national call and propose a specific mechanism to create a chapter in its budget.
He instructed the Ministry of Finance to prepare a special chapter for the National Archives and the Presidential Archives.
President Ghani said: "The key point is to make these documents electronic so that there is a copy for teachers and students to access.
These documents will also be translated into international languages. Because they are very rare and in most countries of the world there are very few documents from the Abbasid and Ghaznavid periods.”


Monday, July 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least 42 cases of violence against journalists were registered in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2020, Afghan Journalist Safety Committee said on Sunday.
The number was lower than that registered during the same period last year, according to AJSC.
The cases include killings (2), injuring (11), beating (6), humiliation (9), abduction (4), threatening (7), stealing (2) and withholding salary (1).
Taliban and Daesh were involved in 18 cases of violence against journalists, while the government was responsible in 13 cases. Najib Sharifi, head of AJSC, also expressed concern about the possibility that gains made in the field of freedom of speech and media would be ignored during peace talks with the Taliban.
He also criticized that there is no representative of media in the government’s negotiating team.
“The Afghan government will strongly support freedom of media in the Afghan peace process as one of the core values of our Republic,” Sediq Sediqi, a presidential spokesman said. “Afghan government will hold a principled position in the talks, formed by the values of our open society and gains of the past 19 years.”
“The Taliban must not look into an alternative, they better adhere to the reality,” he said.


Monday, 20 July 2020 05:51

MoHE Holds 1st Phase of Kankor Test

Monday, July 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The first phase of the university entrance (Kankor) was conducted in 17 provinces on Sunday, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) said. Mohammad Hanif Farazan, deputy spokesman for the MOHE, said that the first phase of the test was launched in Uruzgan, Badghis, Paktika, Panjsher, Daikundi, Zabul, Sar-i-Pul, Samangan, Ghor, Farah, Kunduz, Kandahar, Kunar, Logar, Nuristan, Nimroz and in Maidan Wardak provinces. He said the first phase would have ended yesterday in Nuristan and Uruzgan but the would continue in the rest of the above mentioned provinces as well.
He added the Kankor examination was taken in open area and by observing social distancing due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The second phase would be conducted after Eid-ul-Adha in eight provinces --- Helmand, Ghazni, Paktia, Khost, Kapesa, Bamyan, Laghman and Herat provinces. The third phase will take place seven days after Eid in Faryab, Jawzjan, Balkh, Parwan and Baghlan provinces, said Khamosh. In the fourth phase will be in Nangarhar, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces.
The National Kankor Examination Authority (NKEA) said on Sunday that it was expecting around 210,000 students to take part in the examination.


Saturday, July 18, 2020
Lashkargah (BNA) An explosion was prevented in the busy market of Nahrsaraj district of Helmand yesterday.
Police say security officers discovered a bomb-laden motorcycle in the market late yesterday.
The motorcycle bomb was allegedly planted inside the Nahrsaraj market, which witnesses hundreds of civilians, including women and children, daily.
The Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 July 2020 03:32

Taliban Sustained Casualties in Zabul

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Qalat (BNA) Twenty-three armed Taliban were killed and ten others have been injured in latest clashes in Zabul last night.
The insurgents were targeted in suburb of Qalat , Arghandab and Mezan Districts while attack on military checkpoints.
Atal army corps in south of country with releasing a statement said, twenty-three Taliban including their four local commanders were killed and ten others have been injured.
According to the army corps, no any harm and casualties sustained to civilians and security troops in the clashes.
Another report says, police of Zabul discovered and neutralized eleven mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from a series of explosions.
T. Yarzada



Saturday, July 18, 2020
Neli (BNA) Twelve Taliban militants were killed by Afghan Security Forces conflict in Daikundi and six others have been wounded last night.
The clash occurred while a group of Taliban stormed on several military checkpoints in Pato District.
Thunder army corps with releasing a statement said, twelve militants were killed and six others have been injured.
The corps says the military was aware of the Taliban attack and was able to repel most of the attackers.
T. Yarzada


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