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Ghani Opens Loya Jirga to Discuss Peace Talks with Taliban

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(Last Updated On: April 29, 2019)

President Ashraf Ghani on Monday opened a four-day Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace.

Speaking at the beginning of the event, Muhammad Umar Daudzai, the Chief Organizer of the Jirga said that more than 3,200 participants have attended the event.

Daudzai added that at least one representative from every district of Afghanistan is invited and attended at the Jirga. In addition, he thanked Taliban for allowing people to attend the meeting in Kabul. He also said that delegates from Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan are among the participants.

President Ghani told the gathering that they will determine the direction of the peace process.

“We want to specify the main lines for the negotiations with the Taliban,” Ghani said to the attendants,” we want clear advice from all of you.”

A large number of Afghan politicians including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have boycotted the Jirga, saying it serves personal purposes of President Ghani.

Referring to his critics, Ghani emphasized on unity and said that he doesn’t want to use the Jirga as a platform for his electoral campaign, adding let’s sacrifice small interests for big interests.

Meanwhile, Ghani introduced former Jihadi Leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayaf as the Chairman of the Loya Jirga.

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Afghanistan Coronavirus updates: 85 new cases, total 34,451

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(Last Updated On: July 12, 2020)

Afghanistan has recorded 85 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest number in daily cases in the last two months.

In a daily COVID-19 update released on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health said the cases were reported in Kabul (14), Herat (18), Kandahar (5), Bamyan (20), Nangarhar (4), Takhar (10), Kunduz (3), Badakhshan (8), Wardak (1), Laghman (1), and Kunar (1).

It brings the total infections to 34,451 in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, 16 Coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities to 1010 in the country.

According to the updates, the death cases were registered in Kabul (12), Herat (2), and Kandahar (2).

The Health Ministry further said that 81 patients have recovered and fully discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours.

So far, 21,216 people have recovered from the virus in Afghanistan since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Herat about four months ago.

There are 12,684,409 cases tested positive worldwide, with 564,506 deaths and 6,981,170 recoveries.

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Roadside mine blast kills six civilians – Ghazni

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At least six civilians were killed and eight more wounded in mine blast in central Ghazni province, a local official confirmed.

Wahidullah Jumazada a spokesman for the provincial governor told Ariana News that the incident happened after a vehicle carrying civilians hit a roadside mine in the Jaghato district of the province.

The incident has taken palace in Dare Qyaq area – people call it valley of death where Taliban militants have a huge presence – of Jaghato district on Saturday afternoon.

Jumazada said that the Taliban had planted the mine in which “six civilians including women and children were martyred and eight others wounded.”

He added that all wounded individuals were taken to the hospitals.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment about the incident yet.

The Taliban fighters reportedly frequently target civilians and government employees Dare Qyaq of Ghazni to show their presence in the Jaghato district.

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Afghan forces push back Taliban attack in Faryab, killing 14 militants

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The Afghan forces have pushed back the Taliban attack in Faryab province, the Afghan military said.

In a statement released on Sunday, the 209 Shaheen Corps said that the militants attacked the Afghan security and defense forces in the Dawlatabad district of the province on Saturday afternoon.

According to the statement, the attack faced “fierce resistance” by the Afghan forces.

At least 14 Taliban militants including Haji Naasir, the Taliban designated district chief’s father – for Shirin Tagab – were killed in the clashes, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the group’s red unit commander Mulla Zaqawi along with 10 insurgents were wounded in the incident.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment on the matter.

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