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At least eight Daesh insurgents including their two commanders were killed in a security forces air strike in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials said on Sunday.

At a cost of more than AFN 56 million and 71 thousand funded by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) including 10% community contribution 41 welfare projects have recently been completed in Burka, Tala wa Barfak, Andarab, Pul-I-Khumri, Banu, Dahn-E-Ghori, Dushi and Nahrin districts of Baghlan province.

In a live television broadcast on Saturday night, President Ashraf Ghani addressed the nation following the deadly Daesh suicide bombing in Kabul city earlier in the day - which claimed the lives of at least 80 people.

On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s deadly attack that killed and maimed hundreds of civilians gathered to peacefully demonstrate in Kabul city. Preliminary figures indicate that the attack killed at least 59 civilians and injured 245 others.

Resolute Support strongly condemns today's enemy attack targeting a peaceful protest and killing dozens of civilians while injuring many more.

The joint committee on electoral reforms decree, comprised of members of the two houses of parliament, on Tuesday officially started work, but their session ended without any results.

At least eight Talibs including one of their local commanders, Mullah Mansour, and a soldier have been killed in ongoing clashes in northern Kunduz province, officials at the 20th Pamir Army Division said on Tuesday.

About 11 militant groups, including 80 fighters, on Tuesday laid down their arms and joined the peace process in Badghis province, local officials said.
The militants had been operating in Jawand district in the province for the past eight years, officials added.
One of the fighters who was previously loyal to Taliban said: “People from different groups were among the Taliban. Their acts were completely against what they said and preached. Everyone was working for their own interests. Jihad and fighting for Islam were just by name,” said Mawlawi Ahmad, a former member of Taliban.

The First Lady Rula Ghani on Monday attended a ceremony that celebrated the International Solidarity Day of Counter Narcotics, where she urged the nation to unite against drug addiction and support awareness campaigns.
She said drug addiction damages the society and that stern action should be taken against this menace.

At least six Taliban insurgents were killed during a night raid by security forces in southern Helmand province on Monday night, local officials said. In addition, four other insurgents were injured.

The passport department's new ability to process passports between two and three days – instead of the more than 20 days in the past – has been welcomed by Afghan travelers.

bookshelftFoundation stone of new building for public library in Nangarhar laid down the other day.

 

An Afghan doctor, Safiullah Sadat, has developed and built a device that could prevent the amputation of the feet and hands of hundreds of wounded security force members.

Every year World Blood Donor Day, June 14, is marked around the world. This year the theme was "blood connects us all".

Mother's Day was celebrated at a gathering in Kabul on Monday, where the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, said women are the real champions of this country.

 

Providing Afghan women with equal access to entrepreneurial funding mechanisms was the focus of a lively UN-backed debate in the sparsely populated western province of Farah.

Afghanistan is highly dependent on agriculture and this sector has been suffering from multiple diseases and insect pests. Having this harsh reality in mind, MAIL has prioritized to identify all existing plant pests and diseases, and later on how to prevent. Deputy minister Mr. Mir Amanudin Haidari at the Stakeholder Planning Workshop of this survey said “we have many diseases in Afghanistan and they have cost us a lot even as a trade barrier.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF) of Afghanistan on Wednesday strongly criticized the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey for their attempt to enlist Masnavi Ma'navi (collection of poems) of prominent Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī in UNESCO as a common heritage of Iran and Turkey.

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