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New Bread Distribution Program to Start in Afghanistan

New bread distribution program to start in Afghanistan

KABUL – The Afghan government is planning a new program to replace the already-implemented bread distribution program to families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. But questions are being raised about the alleged embezzlement of funds allocated for the project. According to Kabul Municipality, the initial bread distribution program started …

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Khalilzad Reacts to the Car Bomb Attack in Samangan

Khalilzad reacts to car bomb attack on NDS office in Samangan

KABUL – The US envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad reacted to a car bomb attack in northern Samangan province on Monday which targeted local NDS office and killed and injured dozens. “We condemn today’s attack. The use of major explosives to detonate a vehicle in a provincial capital is …

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Afghanistan Faces Catastrophe as COVID-19 Cases Rise: Red Crescent

Afghanistan faces catastrophe as covid-19 cases rise

KABUL – Afghanistan faces “catastrophe” as growing COVID-19 cases stretch a health infrastructure already severely weakened by decades of war, the Afghan Red Crescent Society said on Tuesday. Some 34,740 coronavirus cases and 1,062 deaths from the respiratory pandemic have been officially reported in Afghanistan, according to government figures. “Afghanistan …

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Pakistan to Restore Afghanistan’s Exports Via Wagah Border

Pakistan to restore Afghanistan exports through Wagah border

KABUL – Afghanistan Embassy in Islamabad said that Pakistan will restore Afghanistan’s exports through Wagah border starting as soon as July 15. “Afghanistan exports would restart via Waga of Pakistan on July 15th with consideration of measures to prevent the coronavirus spread,” said Atif Mashal, the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad. …

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14 Killed, Wounded in IED Hit Civilian Vehicle in Ghazni

14 killed wounded in IED Hit civilian vehicle in Ghazni

GHAZNI – An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ripped through a civilian vehicle in south-eastern Ghazni province, killing or wounding at least 14 civilians. According to local government officials, the IED explosion killed at least 6 civilians and wounded at least 8 others including women and children. Wahidullah Jumazada, provincial governor’s …

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Dozens Killed, Injured in an Attack on NDS Office Samangan

Dozens Killed, Injured in an Attack on NDS Office Samangan

AYBAK – Taliban militants attacked the office of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Aybak city, the capital of Samangan province, killing 11 people and wounding 70 more, local officials confirmed. The officials said that a suicide attacker detonated an explosive-laden vehicle at the entrance gate of the …

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