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Recreation Park opened in Khost

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(Last Updated On: February 9, 2013)

Construction work has been completed for a new recreational park in Khost Province, according to municipality of Khost officials.

The current recreation park was built by the municipality of Khost at a cost of 48 million Afghanis on the west side of the city and is now ready for utilization.

The Governor of Khost, Abdul Jabar Naemi, said, “The park has been made on 200 acres of land the top of the hill called Maton.”

According to Jabar, the recreational park is surrounded by trees to protect and prevent any damage to the property of the park in the future.

The road to the Park has been asphalted and a parking area for vehicles has been provided.

The new park has been created in an ideal location where it will add to the beauty of the city.  It will also be a suitable place that will provide for many of the recreational needs of the residents.

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Eight militants killed in Kandahar clash

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(Last Updated On: September 25, 2020)

At least eight Taliban militants were killed and 11 more wounded in a clash with the Afghan forces in southern Kandahar provinces, police confirmed.

The incident took place in Takhta Pul district of Kandahar province on Thursday night.

Kandahar police spokesman Jamal Nasir Barakzai told Ariana News that the clash started after dozens of insurgents attacked a security checkpoint of the Afghan Security Forces. 

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces have also sustained casualties in the skirmish.

Barakzai stated that three policemen were killed and four others wounded in the battle.

The Taliban yet comment in this regard.

The Taliban have increased attacks of the Afghan forces across the country.

At least 64 Afghan Security and Defense Forces (ASDF) members have been killed in several days of clashes in central Uruzgan province.

Uruzgan officials confirmed the incident, saying that the center of the Gizab district of the province has been under besieging by the Taliban militants for several days. As well as the insurgents have launched coordinated attacks on Dihrawood in the past two days.

The officials have warned that the two districts would collapse to the hands of the Taliban if the government does not send reinforcement.

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Gizab, Dihrawood districts in Uruzgan on verge of collapse: officials

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(Last Updated On: September 25, 2020)

The center of Gizab district of Uruzgan province has been under besieging by the Taliban militants for several days, local officials said Friday. 

According to the officials, thousands of Taliban insurgents have launched offensives to capture Gizab and Dihrawood districts. 

So far, 64 security forces have been killed in the clashes with the militants in the Gizab district. 

The officials added that the casualties in the Dihrawood district yet to be determined. 

The local officials urged for immediate reinforcements and help, saying that both districts are on the verge of collapse.

Meanwhile, residents also said that the Afghan forces yet to evacuate the civilians from the frontline.

It comes as the Taliban have intensified attacks against the government forces across the country since the start of the peace talks in Doha.

Earlier this week, the Taliban militants had killed at least 28 Afghan National Defense and Security Force (ANDSF) members after they surrendered in Gizab district. 

The Taliban, however, had denied the claims and said the security forces were killed in a skirmish. 

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Two pilots killed in military helicopter crash in Baghlan

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Two pilots were killed as a result of a military helicopter crash on Thursday in Baghlan province, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The MD-530 helicopter belonging to the Afghan Air Force crashed in the Kaparak area of Pul-e-Khumri in the province.

The crash was caused by a technical failure, killing two pilots on board.

The ministry said the incident will be investigated.

“An Air Force MD-530 helicopter crashed in the Kaprak area of Pul-e-Khumri city in Baghlan province due to technical issues at around 4:30 pm today (Thursday). Unfortunately, two pilots of the Afghan Air Force were killed in the incident,” the statement said.

The ministry held a funeral for the pilots – Major Bismillah and Lieutenant Faisal – on Friday.

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