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Newsfeed: Tuesday, December 11

Latest news and happenings of Afghanistan and region…


  • 11 Dec 2018 Share this post

    Developing: Death Toll Rises to 12 in Paghman Suicide Blast

    The Ministry of Interior has announced to 1Tv News that 12 people have died and 9 others have been wounded in the Paghman suicide blast which targeted a security forces convoy on Tuesday morning.

    The attack took place in the Bala China area of Paghman district in Kabul province.

    Taliban came out to claim responsibility of the attack after a few hours of the attack.

    It was earlier informed by spokesperson to Ministry of Public Health that 6 people had killed and 6 others had been injured.

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    Saffron Harvest Up by 21% This Year: MAIL

    Akbar Rustami, the Spokesperson for Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in a press conference on Tuesday said that now that the Saffron harvest season is over, there has been an increase of 21% which is equal to 13 tons.

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    He also said that the MAIL and saffron workers have carried out more than 280 exhibitive samples across 33 provinces.

    Rustami also informed that saffron has been exported to 17 European and other countries this year and the MAIL has trained 6600 saffron workers this year.

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    Developing: 6 Killed and 6 Wounded in Paghman Suicide Attack

    It was informed by spokesperson to Ministry of Public Health that 6 people have been killed so far and 6 others have been injured in the suicide attack that hit a security forces convoy in Paghman district’s Bala China’s District.

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    Taliban has come out to take responsibility of the suicide attack that targeted security forces convoy in Kabul province’s Paghman district.

    The blast took place in on Tuesday morning.

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    29650 New IDPs in Afghanistan, Close to 14000 Return to the Country: UN OCHA Report

    The OCHA Weekly report which was released noted that 29,650 new IDPs were reported in the past week.

    “A total of 316,470 people have been verified as being displaced by conflict in 2018, according to OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS). Overall, the number of people displaced so far this year is 34.7 per cent less than the same period last year (485,310)”, the report added.

    IOM also reported that close to 14000 people returned to Afghanistan this week.

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    Developing: Taliban Claims Responsibility of Paghman Suicide Attack

    Taliban has come out to take responsibility of the suicide attack that targeted security forces convoy in Kabul province’s Paghman district.

    It was informed by spokesperson to Ministry of Interior that 4 people have been killed so far and 6 others have been injured in the suicide attack that hit a security forces convoy in Paghman district’s Bala China’s District.

    The blast took place in on Tuesday morning.

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    Afghan Interpol Agents Arrest UN-Blacklisted Taliban Leader

    According to a statement by the Interior ministry, Afghan police have arrested a former finance minister of the Taliban who was blacklisted by the United Nation.


    Abdul Jalil Haqqani, a Taliban leader,faked his identity and was seeking to escape to Pakistan through Spin Boldak crossing with a fake passport, the ministry said in a statement.

    Haqqani was arrested by the Afghan Interior Ministry’s agents of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the statement added.

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    8 Armed Taliban Killed in Kandahar and Uruzgan Provinces

    The Ministry of Interior has released a statement informing that 5 armed Taliban were killed during a clearance operation carried out by General Command of Police Special Units in Hujra and Garm Aab villages, Trinkot City, capital of southern Uruzgan province, yesterday.

    One PK machine gun, one AK-47 rifle and four motorcycles used by the militants destroyed as well.

    In a separate report, an ambush by Afghan National Police left three armed Taliban dead.

    The incident took place in Sor Baghal region, Maiwand district, southern Kandahar province.

    No ANP member was harmed.

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    Developing: 4 Killed in Paghman District Blast

    It has been informed by spokesperson to Ministry of Interior that 4 people have been killed so far in the blast that hit a security forces convoy in Paghman district’s Bala China’s District.

    The blast took place in on Tuesday morning.

    No claims of responsibility yet.

    More details to come.

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    Breaking: Security Forces Convoy Targeted in Blast in Kabul’s Paghman District

    It has been reported to news sources that a security forces convoy was targeted by a blast in the Bala Chinat area of Paghman District in Kabul province.

    The incident happened on Tuesday morning as confirmed by deputy spokesperson for Ministry of Interior Rahimi, to TOLO News.

    Rahimi also confirmed that there were no reports on casualties yet.

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    US Envoy Khalilzad Meets Uzbek Foreign Minister

    US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in his multi-nation tour of the Region met with the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan.

    The two discussed prospects of peace settlement in Afghanistan.

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    IMF Assesses Key Economic Indicators as Successful

    The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday assured that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assessed Afghan government’s programs for Afghanistan’s economic and monetary system as “successful”- while describing the monetary reforms, increase in revenue and the stability of Afghan currency.

    “With the completion of this fourth stage, the IMF will provide us with 62 billion AFs, overall we have received more than 200 billion AFs during the fourth stage,” said acting minister of finance, Mohammad Humayoun Qayoumi.

    Increase in the national revenue, financial and monetary reforms, reforms in the budget policy, implementation of law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and curbing inflation are the the key indicators which have been deemed successful by the IMF.

     

    The finance ministry also added regards government is working on a single salary grade policy in government institutions.

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    President Ghani Meets Afghan Hindu and Sikh Community

    According to the presidential palace’s statement, President Ghani met with the Afghan Sikh and Hindu community on Monday night.

    The statement added that President Ghani pledged to address their issues including land-grabbing and Afghanistan visa issue for some Hindu and Sikhs who hold dual citizenship.