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Afghanistan’s media organizations and journalists says that, the main perpetrators of the violence that occurred on Friday with the journalists should be prosecuted.
In a news conference, Members of Afghanistan’s media organizations and Journalists criticized the violent behavior of police with journalists at the incident of raid on an Afghan-Turk school in Kabul.
The federation explained at a conference about the details released by the Committee for the Study of Violence Against Journalists in relation to the incident happened on Friday.
The members of Afghanistan’s media organizations and journalists emphasized that, the arrest of soldiers who were obliged to follow the orders of their superiors are not enough and for prosecution of the main perpetrators of the violence, including the deputy of Kabul police, the case should be seriously followed up with related government agencies, including the Ministry the interior.
On Friday, a group of journalists were “mistreated” and allegedly assaulted by police when they were reporting on security forces’ raid on an Afghan-Turk school in downtown Kabul on Friday morning.
Security officials have reported that thr head of Shia Ulema Council of Kunduz province was killed.
Press office of Kunduz police command said in a statement on Saturday that Abdul Qayyum Ansari, head of Shia Ulema Council of Kunduz province was killed.
Mr. Ansari was shot dead by Taliban insurgents in Baloch Hai Aalchin Atmanzaiha while he was on his way from Tapa Ali village to center of the province.
Security officials have reported the killing of a Taliban shadow district governor along with 30 insurgents of the group in Paktika.
Ministry of Defense in a statement said on Saturday that, as a result of airstrike and operation conducted by border forces in Wazakhwa district of the province, Abdul Basir Taliban shadow district governor for Wor Mamay district of the province was killed with 30 Taliban insurgents.
In air operation with support of ground forces in surrounding of Zarsohye area of Pashtun Kot district of Farah, 12 Taliban were killed, said MoD in another statement.
According to Ministry of Defense, three Taliban insurgents were injured in the operation.
Afghan Delegates left Kabul for Qatar on Saturday morning to attend the intra-Afghan dialogue conference.
The conference is scheduled for July 7-8 in Doha, the capital of Qatar, where the Afghan and Taliban representatives will discuss peace.
Former Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Habiba Sarabi, Abdul Salam Zaeef, MP Shah Gul Rezayee, Fawzia Koofi, Senator Anarkali Hunaryar and a number of Afghan prominent politicians, civil activists, and elites will participate the conference.
Meanwhile, CEO Abdullah Abdullah said in a statement on Saturday that he hopes, the conference will make a way for direct negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban.
Provincial officials reported the killing of 11 Taliban insurgents including two shadow district governors in Ghazni province.
11 Taliban insurgents including two shadow district governors of Taliban for Jaghatu and Khwaja Umari were killed in an air operation and armed clashes in past 24 hours, Ghazni press office said in a statement on Saturday.
The statement further added that, Abdul Khaliq known as Abu Mohammad Taliban shadow district governor for Jaghatu and Mullah Monir shadow district governor for Khwaja Umari were killed as a result of airstrike in surrounding of Ghazni province.
As a result of air operation in surrounding of Andar and Qarabagh districts of the province and in a class between security forces and Taliban in Mirzakhail area in Moqor district, 9 Taliban insurgents were killed, as per statement.
Two Taliban terrorists were killed and five senior members of the Taliban insurgents were arrested during General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) clearance operation in Shahri Buzurg district of Badakhshan
Moreover, three Taliban mine planters were killed by own bomb blast while they were planting two roadside bombs in Ali Negar district of Laghman. But two civilians were also wounded during the incident and wounded were taken to the hospital by Afghan National Police (ANP).
Moreover, two local commanders of Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
The incident took place while a group of Taliban insurgents attacked a military base in Zurmat district of Paktiya.
ANDSF seized some amount of ammunition and military equipment and as well as one motorcycle.
No ANDSF member was harmed during the clash.
Finally, the Afghan National Police (ANP) discovered and defused a roadside bomb, placed by terrorists in Maton Gulzar region, Khost City of Khost.
Security officials have reported the killing and injuries of two prosecutors in Kabul city.
Speaking to Reporterly on Saturday ,Firdows Faramarz said that: “two prosecutors of Counter Narcotics Justice Center were targeted in surrounding PD5 of Kabul city on Saturday morning.”
He further added that, a prosecutor was killed and another one was injured in the incident.
The injured individual was transferred to Emergency Hospital and his health condition is reported satisfactory, as per Mr. Faramarz.
Provincial officials have reported that three individuals were killed and more than 20 others were injured due to an explosion in a mosque in Ghazni.
The explosion in Mohammdia mosque in Khak-e-Ghariban area in surrounding of PD1 of Ghazni city occurred as a result of an embedded mine in the mosque, Nasir Ahmad Fariqi head of Ghazni provincial council told Reporterly on Saturday.
He added that, according to the report of hospital officials, three were killed in the incident and 20 individuals were injured but based on reports of local people 36 individuals were injured in the explosion.
Meanwhile, Ghazni press office said that as a result of the explosion, two persons including a child and a man were killed and 20 others were wounded.
The Ministry of Interior has announced that it has arrested two police personnel in connection with violent behavior with journalists in the surrounding of the Afghan-Turk Kabul Ariana High School.
Nasrat Rahimi, Interior Ministry spokesman said on Twitter that two police personnel of Kabul Police who mistreated the journalists were identified and arrested.
He added that: “nitial investigation has begun and in case claims or evidence against other authorities are find that they have been involved than they will face legal actions.”
A group of journalists were “mistreated” and allegedly assaulted by police when they were reporting on security forces’ raid on an Afghan-Turk school in downtown Kabul on Friday morning, as reported by TOLO News.
Reporters said police prevented them from filming the treatment of the security forces against students of the Afghan-Turk school in Shah-e-Do Shamshira area in Kabul.
Footage by TOLOnews cameraman shows that police were not letting anyone film the incident and were mistreating teachers and relatives of the Afghan-Turk students.
The Afghan-Turk Kabul Ariana Boys High School was handed over the Turkish government along with other four schools which were previously run by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ).