Badakhshan officials confirmed Thursday that flash floods in the province have caused widespread destruction and financial losses across Zebak district.
According to the head of Zebak development council, Fazal Ahmad Faizi, the worst hit areas in the district were Gul Khana, Dand, Dasht-e-Khan, Now Abad, and Khalkhan villages.
He said the floods were triggered by heavy rainfall in the area.
Speaking to Bakhtar News Agency, Faizi said the floods damaged 44 hectares of farmland, fields, eight houses, irrigation ditches, and a road that connects two villages.
Livestock was also lost in the floods.
Quadruplets born to Laghman couple
A Laghman woman has given birth to four healthy babies at the Laghman Central Hospital, officials confirmed Saturday.
According to Dr Payandeh Mohammad Sahak, the mother and her four babies – three boys and a girl – are all doing well.
The quadruplets were born on Friday.
The father of the babies was quoted by Bakhtar news agency as saying he is happy that “God has given him four children.”
The couple live in Alingar district of Laghman.
Takhar police confirm explosion but no casualties reported
Takhar police said an explosion shook Talaqan city court area on Tuesday morning but that no casualties were reported.
Police did not provide further details but eyewitnesses said the explosion was caused by a landmine and that it happened when prisoners were being transported to the courthouse.
According to witnesses, a Police Ranger and another car were damaged in this explosion.
Meanwhile, Hamidullah Mutawakel, the spokesperson of Herat governor, said in a statement that five Daesh members were killed in an operation by IEA forces in PD12 of Herat city. According to the Herat governor’s spokesman, the operation was carried out on Tuesday night by the intelligence forces.
Mutawakel did not give further details or say whether there had been any casualties among IEA forces.
Last Sikh in Nangarhar says he’s not leaving Afghanistan
Gulcharan Singh, the last Sikh in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, says the rest of his community left the country due security reasons, but that he is staying in his home country.
Gulcharan, who is a shopkeeper in Jalalabad, says thousands of Hindu and Sikh families were living in Nangarhar province, but they have now left for countries like India, Britain and Canada.
“In the past, we had 10,000 families in Nangahrar. Now it is only me who is remaining,” Gulcharan said.
“People (who left) are not comfortable. They had a free life here. You know how it is to live in a foreign country.”
“All those who worship and offer prayers should pray that God rebuilds the country and it becomes secure.”
Local residents say they hope that Hindu and Sikh families return to the country.
“They were good people. There were very broadminded people among them. There were merchants, shopkeepers and laborers among them. They were people who were helping the country,” said Mia Noorudin Miakheil, a local resident in Nangarhar.
“The conditions were not suitable for them. They were bombed in Kabul during the Emirate rule. They were very scared after that so they left,” said Ahmad Yosuf, a local resident in Nangarhar.
“Some left for India, others left for Canada…They may return after the security situation improves,” said Naseer Khan, a local resident in Nangarhar.
Protests across China as anger mounts over zero-Covid policy
IEA claims militants involved in Daikundi clash, and no children killed
IEA meets Chinese reps at Mes Aynak copper mine in Logar province
Afghan cricket team moves its homeground to the UAE
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan says party will quit all assemblies
Afghanistan sends 12 tons of pine nuts to Europe
Afghanistan-India air corridor reopens
How net run rate could decide fate of teams in Group 1 of World Cup
Somalia president: at least 100 people killed in 2 car bombs
Thousands of workers evicted in Qatar’s capital ahead of World Cup
Tahawol: Islamic punishment laws discussed
Saar: Afghanistan’s political situation discussed
Exclusive interview with Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi, Afghan Fund’s board member
Tahawol: Spread of terrorism in Afghanistan discussed
Saar: IEA’s recognition discussed
Business5 days ago
Three-day expo opens in Kabul to promote domestic products
Latest News4 days ago
World Bank survey finds living conditions remain dire for Afghans
Latest News5 days ago
IEA in talks with Pakistan over Paktia border clashes
Sport4 days ago
Saudi Arabia declares public holiday after historic win against Argentina
Sport5 days ago
Saudi Arabia stun Messi’s Argentina with 2-1 victory
COVID-195 days ago
Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip
Latest News5 days ago
Students call on IEA to reopen girls’ schools
Science & Technology5 days ago
NASA capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit