30 October 2020

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Friday September 4, 2020 Kabul (BNA) Poland's Bieszczady Border Guard detained ten Afghanistan citizens who were trying to secretly cross Poland’s border in different locations this week, bringing the total to 80 illegal migrants who have been detained trying to enter the country this year from the Ukraine and Slovakia. Two of Afghan migrants were caught at Poland's southern border while four others were caught trying to pass through Biała Podlaska in northeast Poland. In third instance, border guard detained four other men from Afghanistan who said their goal was to enter France but who were unaware that they were in Poland when stopped by border police. The first two Afghan migrants arrived from Serbia in a truck carrying plastic baskets. The men, aged 24 and 33, were detained near Pilzno in southern Poland. The owner of the truck called the police and the officers immediately informed a patrol of the local Border Guard. The foreigners did not have any identification documents on them. During their conversation with the Border Guard officers, they very precisely described their journey to Poland. After traveling through Iran and Turkey, they managed to illegally pass into Greece and then Serbia. With the help of a smuggler, they boarded a truck traveling to Poland. Their destination was Western Europe, and the men had paid €9,000 for their journey. The men admitted to having illegally crossed the border and agreed to a punishment of six months of prison in abeyance for at least 2 years. They have currently been detained in a guarded detention center for foreigners. The Border Guard is conducting a procedure to deport the foreigners to return to their home countries. Since the beginning of 2020, the Bieszczady Mountains Border Guard Division has detained more than 80 foreigners who have tried to illegal cross the Ukrainian and Slovakian borders into Poland. They were mainly from Afghanistan and Turkey and treated Poland as a transit country. Rmx Ansari

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) India has called the terror attacks against innocent civilians, including women and children in Afghanistan “crimes against humanity” and sought accountability of the perpetrators and sponsors terrorism. In a formal condemnation issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the India government called the terror attacks on the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital maternity ward, funeral in Nangarhar province and the Army check post in Laghman province, barbaric. “Such reprehensible attacks, including on mothers, newly born children, nurses and mourning families are appalling and constitute crimes against humanity,” the government said.
The India government called for an immediate cessation of terrorism in Afghanistan in strong words, saying that terrorists should be forced to evict “safe havens and sanctuaries that have abetted terrorism in the region for decades and caused immense miseries to untold number of people in the region.”
The US Department of State condemns in the strongest terms the “two horrific terrorist attacks” in Afghanistan today, a statement said.
“In an unconscionable assault, gunmen seized one of Kabul’s busiest hospitals, which housed a maternity ward run by Doctors Without Borders. In the hospital, the terrorists took the lives of at least 13 innocent people, including newborn babies, new mothers, and health care workers,” the US statement said.
The statement said any attack on innocents is “unforgivable”, but to attack infants and women in labor in the sanctuary of a hospital is “an act of sheer evil.” The statement also said that in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a suicide bomber attacked the funeral of a local police commander, “leaving at least 26 people dead and more than 68 wounded.” “Terrorists who attack mourners lining up for prayer at a funeral are only seeking to tear apart the bonds that hold families and communities together, but they will never succeed.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families of both attacks, as well as the brave Afghan security forces who defended against the terrorists,” it said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia has also expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the two attacks in Kabul and Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.
The Ministry affirmed the Kingdom’s solidarity with Afghanistan and “against extremism, violence, and terrorism.” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said: “These terrorist acts are particularly despicable as they take place in the holy month of Ramadan and at a time when Afghanistan is grappling with Covid-19 pandemic.” The attack began with explosions and gunfire near a maternity hospital in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of PD13 in western Kabul on Tuesday morning, said residents, and Afghan security forces, including special forces, responded to the incident.
The Ministry of Interior announced the attack was over with all attackers killed after five hours of fighting. According to the Ministry of Interior, there were four suicide attackers in military uniforms that stormed the hospital and all were killed. The Ministry of Interior said that at least 14 civilians were killed, including two newborn babies, and fifteen others were wounded in the clash.
The Afghan forces rescued more than 40 people from the medical clinic in Kabul, said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior.
At least 24 people were killed and almost 70 others were wounded in a bombing at a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, local officials confirmed.
Eyewitnesses said that explosion happened in a crowd of people who were gathered for the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a former commander of public uprising forces, in Shewa district. Local officials said the casualties may rise as a number of wounded are in critical condition.
No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for either attack.


Saturday April 25, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The U.S.-led NATO alliance called on Friday for Afghanistan’s Taliban militants to cut violence levels and join peace talks, saying prisoner releases should also be speeded up.
The Taliban have rejected an Afghan government call for a ceasefire for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, raising concerns about a peace process after Taliban and the United States struck a deal in February on the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces.
“The current level of violence caused by the Taliban is not acceptable,” alliance ambassadors in NATO’s North Atlantic Council said in a statement on the peace efforts.
“We welcome the establishment of an inclusive negotiating team to represent the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. We call on the Taliban to enter negotiations with this team without further delay, which is considered a key element of the U.S.-Taliban agreement,” the NATO statement said.


Friday March 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) There are 208 refugees in Kyrgyzstan, Chairman of the State Migration Service Bolotbek Ibraimjanov said today in the Parliament.
According to him, 81 of them arrived from Afghanistan, 71 - from Syria and 24 - from Ukraine and other countries.
Mostly they are engaged in trade and receive the same medical service as Kyrgyzstanis do, Ibraimjanov noted.


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