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IEA’s acting minister of foreign affairs visits Badakhshan province

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(Last Updated On: July 14, 2022)

Local officials in Badakhshan say that Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in the province on Wednesday in order to assess the challenges faced by residents.

Mazuddin Ahmadi, the head of information and culture of Badakhshan, said Ahmadullah Wasiq, the head of National Radio and Television, is also accompanying Muttaqi, and they have discussed the challenges and problems of the people of this province with the heads of government departments and local authorities.

According to Ahmadi, the issues of how to establish good relations between the ethnic groups living on both sides of the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, solving border problems through diplomacy, good relations between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the people, examining the economic problems of the people and solving the problems of education has taken place.

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Quadruplets born to Laghman couple

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(Last Updated On: November 20, 2022)

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.

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Takhar police confirm explosion but no casualties reported

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(Last Updated On: November 16, 2022)

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.

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Last Sikh in Nangarhar says he’s not leaving Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)

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.

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