The Ministry of Public Health announced Sunday that the authorities have recorded 361 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.
Seven other security forces were missing after the Taliban attack in Balkh district, local police said.
A huge surge in opium production in Afghanistan caused by the coronavirus threatens to flood western markets with cheap opium and heroin.
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President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered a “thorough” probe into the drowning of several migrants, after Iranian border guards allegedly forced them into a river last week.
India should discuss its concerns on terrorism directly with the Taliban, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, has said.
The governor of the Faryab province, Naqibullah Faiq thanked President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for humanitarian aid.
The public health authorities recorded 253 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the officials said.
The Ministry of Public Health said that in the past 24 hours there have been two deaths and 8 recoveries.
The Taliban late on Tuesday announced the release of another 20 prisoners in southern Kandahar province.
US military operations in four countries in 2019 left 132 civilians dead, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pentagon.