В Афганистане 10 заключенных сбежали из тюрьмы

Из тюрьмы в провинции Майдан Вардак (Афганистан) сбежали 10 заключенных, 8 из них отбывали свой срок за контрабанду наркотиков, а двое – террористы радикального движения «Талибан», запрещенного в РФ. Об этом информирует «Интерфакс» со ссылкой на сообщение телеканала 1TV.

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$7 Billion Will be Spent on Afghan Air Force

In a major sign of long-term support for Afghanistan, the United States and NATO alliance are moving to support the Afghan Air Force by investing billions of dollars in the nation’s Air Force.

Gen. Phillip A. Stewart, commander of Train, Advise, Assist Command said in an interview with TOLOnews on Sunday that $7 billion will be spent on the Afghan Air Force over the next four years.

“We expect the Afghan Air Force to be fully professional, sustainable and capable and independent and that’s our whole goal here,” he said.

Under the new aid package, the number of aircraft owned by the AAF will be doubled in the next four years.

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Afghan Soldiers Preparing For Invictus Games

Afghan army soldiers who lost their legs due to landmines get ready at a military base on the outskirts of Kabul to compete in the Invictus Games which will be held in Canada this September.
The seven soldiers were selected out of dozens of wounded Afghan military personnel to compete in the international Paralympics-style event along with service members from 17 different countries.

It is the largest team Afghanistan has ever sent to the Games.

“I am so delighted to go to Canada with my friends. We wish to win the competitions there and raise Afghanistan’s flag all over the world,” said Mohammad Esa a double amputee former soldier on the volleyball team as quoted in a report by Reuters.

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Afghanistan-Tajikistan Wrap Up Economic Cooperation Meeting

The minister of economy Abdul Sattar Murad has said that Tajikistan is willing to expand investments in Afghanistan’s power projects and railway links.

“Afghanistan and Tajikistan are two important and allied countries in the region, therefore we are trying to expand joint investments between Afghanistan and Tajikistan in various fields such as railways and road projects and water dams,” said Murad.

Meanwhile, Tajikistan’s minister of economy has stressed the need for the expansion of commercial routes between the nations.

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Russia Ready to Help Afghanistan in Peace, Security

In a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani on Tuesday, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said his country is willing to cooperate with Afghanistan on a wide range of issues including economic cooperation and to boost Afghanistan’s fragile security climate.

“Russia and Afghanistan are old-time and close partners, and are interested in cooperation in security, humanitarian and economic areas,” Lavrov said.

“We support efforts of Afghanistan’s leadership in stabilizing the situation in the country and in the war on terror,” Russia’s TASS news agency quoted Lavrov on Tuesday as saying.

He said that Moscow is satisfied by the “level of political dialogue” with Afghanistan and cooperation in the United Nations, Lavrov said.

The Russian foreign minister also expressed condolences to the victims of avalanches in Afghanistan over the weakened.

Rabbani thanked Lavrov for offering condolences, noting that Afghanistan’s authorities are making every effort to reduce the aftermath of the disaster.

“This trip is important, we call for developing our relations. We have many topics for discussion, in particular, the fight against terrorism,” Rabbani said.

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Taliban attack key tunnel connecting Kabul with North of Afghanistan

The Taliban insurgents launched an attack on Salang tunnel pass, a key pass which connects Kabul with the northern provinces of the country.

The officials said the attack was launched by a group of around 20 Taliban insurgents who came to the area from the northern Parwan province.

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