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A key member of Taliban group was killed in an operation of ANP in Sor Sakhar region, Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar. ANP also detected 13 roadside bombs.
The ANDSF carried an operation in Chashmo region of Maiwand District, Kandahar and it resulted in killing of a senior member of Taliban.
Moreover, 2 Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were injured in an encounter with ANDSF in Miyanishin district of Kandahar.
Finally, ANP bomb disposal unit discovered and diffused three roadside bombs placed by terrorists in Herat-Kandahar highway.
Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat’s “A Letter To The President” film won the Best Screenplay award at the SAARC Film Festival which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday.
The movie reflects the miseries suffered by women in Afghanistan as well as highlights the discrimination and violence against women in the country.
It stars Leena Alam, and is is written by Aziz Deldaar, produced by Roya Film House and co-produced by Kaboora Production.
The award was received by Afghanistan’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Mohammad Ashraf Haidari.
According to sources on the ground at least 25 children were among the estimated 50 civilians injured following a car bomb attack in Ghazni province today (Sunday, July 07, 2019). The children have been admitted to hospital, many with severe injuries to the head, neck or chest. Doctors said they are treating serious shrapnel wounds. The children were in school when the incident occurred. Their classroom was close the scene of the attack.
In a separate landmine explosion in Ghor province six children were also killed and one other injured.
Onno van Manen, Save the Children’s Country Director in Afghanistan, said: “Today’s child victims show once again the devastating consequences of using explosive weapons in populated areas, less than a week after a similar incident in Kabul. The victims almost always include civilians and in this case around half of those are children. Children are at increased risk to these kinds of attacks and their bodies even less able to withstand the force of a blast. Physical injuries can pale in comparison to the emotional scars many children may carry with them for years after experiencing a traumatic event like this. This is simply unacceptable and we urge all armed groups in Afghanistan to think of future generations and stop the killing and maiming of innocent children.”
The statement added that the above means not fighting in or near schools, which must always remain off limits.
“Children did not ask for this war; they should not be paying the ultimate price for it. It’s time to stop the war on children.”
Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for children, with 8 out of 10 conflict-related child casualties the result of explosive weapons.
An explosion caused by roadside mine has been reported in PD4 of Jalalabad, Ahmad Farid, Spokesman of Nangarhar Police command said to Reporterly.
It was also reported that one person has been injured so far.
No claims of responsibility yet.
More details to come.
Security forces have reported the release of a person from kidnappers in Herat province.
Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Monday that in an operation National Police freed an individual from kidnappers in Herat province.
According to ministry, the kidnapped person is Omid who was abducted few days back from Naw Abad area of PD13 of Herat province.
The kidnapped person was freed from the surrounding of Karokh district of Herat province, the ministry added.
The miniatry did not say about the arrest of anyone in connection to this incident.
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has welcomed the intra-Afghan dialogue conference in Doha as he addressed the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday.
Dr Abdullah condemned the Taliban attack in Ghazni and said that no one can get any privilege by such acts.
He added that the people of Afghanistan are in favor of peace and they are against extremism.
“Once again we emphasize on transparent and fair elections because electoral fraud can face people of Afghanistan with another problem and it is our responsibility to not interfere in the electoral affairs,” Abdullah said.
Abdullah conceded by saying that the acting minister of interior has vowed to investigate a recent case of violence against a number of journalists by police as well.