The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the final turnout figures, saying 1,932,873 votes’ were cast on the Election Day. The IEC commissioner, Rahima Zarifi in a press conference said that the work on the paper results collection center as well as the digital collection center has been finalized and the biometric information of all devices has been transmitted to the server.

23 October 2019

At least 71 Taliban fighters were arrested in operations by Afghan forces in northern Baghlan province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. MoD in a press release said that as a result of joint clearance operation, the Dand-e Ghori district of Baghlan province has been cleared of insurgents. “During the operations in Dand-e Ghori, Dand-e Shahabuddin and

23 October 2019

Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib is attending the 18th NAM Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan, held October 23-24. The NSA office in a press release said that Hamdullah Mohib will deleiver a speech as a representative of a country member in the summit. According to the statement, the NSA will also meet the officials of the member

23 October 2019

President Ashraf Ghani discussed momentous projects of Japan in Afghanistan today in a meeting with Shinichi Kitaoka, the chairman of Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. According to the statement, President Ghani described Japan as a steadfast friend and strategic partner of Afghanistan and extended gratitude to the country for its multifaceted cooperation and assistance in different

23 October 2019

The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has launched phase two of a project to back education in remote areas. As per the Peninsula report, at a total cost of $324,000, the project is implemented jointly by QRCS and the Afghan Welfare Society, for the benefit of 1,800 students in total. Under the project, QRCS provided 70 tents to be used

23 October 2019

Afghan local officials said that nearly a hundred IS-K terrorists have been killed and wounded during the operations in Achin district of Nangarhar province in the past one and a half month. The Nangarhar governor office in a statement said that at least 62 IS-K terrorists were killed and 32 others were wounded in the operations during the past one and a half month.

23 October 2019

Another new polio case, making third this year has emerged in southern Kandahar province, an official said. Senior Health Official Dr. Abdul Shakour Nasrat said the fresh positive polio case had surfaced in Rambasi village of Dand district. He said it was the third positive polio case in 2019 in the province and 19th countrywide. Earlier, the second

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