16 July 2020

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Thursday July 16, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 76 additional new positive cases of the coronavirus from 418 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, the ministry also reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19 and 425 recoveries within the last 24 hours.
With this, the total cases are now 35,070 the total reported deaths are 1115, and total recoveries are 22,881 in Afghanistan.
Officials in ministry of public health reported that 11,133 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Saturday morning in Afghanistan.
It is mentionable that until now 82,352 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.

Thursday July 16, 2020
SAR-E-PUL CITY (BNA) Afghan national defense and security forces succeeded to push back Taliban attacks in Sar-e-Pul province last night.
Mohammad Haneef Rezayee spokesperson of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA correspondent, Afghan security forces repel Taliban attacks in Golaye Takhta, Golaye Sayed Abad and alongside Sar-e-Pul highway.
Ten anti-government militias including Mullah Abdu Harira a top local leader of Taliban group were killed and more than 10 others including Mullah Dawoud known as Wais Ahmadi so-called district governor of Taliban for Sayad district of the province were wounded.

Thursday July 16, 2020
MAZAR-E-SHARIF CITY (BNA) Nine Afghan national security forces were martyred following Taliban attack in northern Balkh province.
According to BNA report, local officials in Balkh say, nine national security directorate, police and public order personnel were martyred due to Taliban attack in Dawlat Abad district of the province.
It has been said, 27 others Afghan security personnel were martyred during the attack.
Taliban also sustained casualties during the attack, but the exact number is not clear.

Thursday July 16, 2020
KUNDUZ CITY (BNA) Five narcotic drug smugglers were arrested by Afghan national police personnel in northern Kunduz province yesterday.
Hejratullah Akbari spokesman of Kunduz police chief told BNA, three smugglers; those wanted to transfer about 2000 Tablet “K” and 1.9 kg narcotic from Helmand to Kunduz were arrested by Afghan policemen in Kesa Topak checkpoint in AliAbad district of Kunduz province.
Also, two men who swallowed 85 capsules of narcotic drug type of heroin and wanted to transfer from Badakhshan to Kunduz province that were arrested by Afghan security forces in Angor Bagh region, Kunduz city.

Thursday July 16, 2020
CHARIKAR CITY (BNA) The work of four water supply projects have been completed and inaugurated in central Parwan province yesterday.
A responsible for agriculture department of Parwan told BNA, the projects have been implemented with the value of 26 million Afghanis by citizens national covenant program from rural rehabilitation and development department of the province in Chaikal region, Charikar city the provincial capital of the province.
By implementation of the projects, beside irrigating 1100 acres of agricultural lands, two hundred families benefit from drinking water, the source added. 

Thursday July 16, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The construction work of two projects has started in central Logar province yesterday. 
Didar Lawang spokesperson for Logar province stated BNA, the projects include the construction of building in Logar University compound and information center (PDS).
The projects to be built with a cost of over 44 million Afghanis funded by India and development project of Ministry of Higher Education.

Thursday July 16, 2020
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Unknown gunman killed a religious scholar and a man in eastern Nangarhar province late on Wednesday.
This accident happened in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province, said Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor in a tweet.
A religious scholar and a man were killed and another man was injured following the shooting, Khogyani added.
The main reason behind the incident is not clear and no individual or group has taken the responsibility.

Thursday July 16, 2020
PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) Afghan national police succeeded to discover an alcoholic beverage factory in norther Baghlan province today.
Col. Mohammad Wais Samimi police chief of Baghlan told, counter-narcotic drug police personnel by conducting a military operation succeeded to discover an alcoholic beverage factory inside a residential house in Qawl Qasabi region of the province.
Samiki added, 204 kg fermented raisins and equipment that make alcoholic beverage have been seized by police personnel.
Two persons were arrested accused of the case, police chief of Baghlan concluded.

Thursday July 16, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Ashraf Ghani accepted the credential letter of Axel Zeidler, the newly-appointed ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kabul during a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace late on Wednesday.
According to BNA report, President Ghani extended congratulations to the incoming ambassador on beginning his new mission in Afghanistan and stressed on further expansion of Afghan-German bilateral relations.
Ambassador Axel Zeidler expressed commitment to strive for consolidation of mutual ties and bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Gardiz (BNA) Taliban shot dead an ANA soldier and his young child on Kabul-Gardiz highway.
The assailants reportedly stopped the ANA soldier's vehicle late yesterday and shot him in front of dozens of villagers with his seven-year-old child.
ANA official in a contact with BNA confirmed the event, said, the assailants fled after the ANA soldier was shot, and efforts are underway to track down and detain them.
So far, no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the shooting of the ANA soldier and his young son, military officials blamed Taliban for the event.
T. Yarzada

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