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About 70 per cent of the Afghan parliamentarians were infected with coronavirus

Most of the deputies of the National Assembly of Afghanistan - from 60 to 70 % were infected with coronavirus infection, said the TV station 1TV News, citing sources in the Afghan Parliament.

In addition, a source in one of the private hospitals in Kabul told the TV station that the clinic for test-taking COVID-19 was visited by several members of the government and a number of parliamentarians, and the results were positive.

The foreign Ministry assessed the situation in Afghanistan

The visit of the head of the Higher Council for national reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah to Pakistan to promote the Afghan settlement, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.

"We know about the planned visit of the representative of the Supreme Council for national reconciliation Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Pakistan. We hope that this trip will strengthen ties between Islamabad and Kabul, advancing the process of peaceful settlement in Afghanistan," she said.

The NYT called the mediator in the "conspiracy" Russia and the Taliban

The New York Times has published another article about the alleged collusion of the Russian Federation and factions of the Taliban: with reference to American and Afghan officials, the publication claims that the drug smuggler Rahmat Azizi was the main mediator of the two parties.

According to the publication, Azizi was related to some construction project coalition led by the USA, and then went to work in Russia.

In Rossotrudnichestvo assessed the voting on the amendments in Afghanistan

Russian citizens in Afghanistan, but they actively vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, including citizens of Afghan origin, told RIA Novosti the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kabul Vyacheslav Nekrasov.

According to him, "the Russian Diaspora in Afghanistan is small, and Russian citizens of Afghan origin – a few hundred".

"Doctors without borders" announced the termination of work at the hospital in Kabul

International humanitarian organization "Doctors without borders" (MSF) announced its decision to stop work at the hospital Dasht-e-barci in Kabul after the incident in may the attack on the maternity ward.

"Doctors without borders" forced to announce the termination of its activities in the hospital district, the Dasht-barci in the Afghan capital Kabul. This decision was taken after a brutal attack on a maternity ward on may 12, when, were deliberately killed 16 mothers. During the attack killed the midwife "Doctors without borders", two children 7 and 8 years old, and six people who were there at the time," - said in a press release obtained by RIA Novosti.

Online consultations between the US, Russia and Afghanistan will be held June 15

Online consultation USA - Russia - Afghanistan will be held on 15 June, told RIA Novosti the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Director of second Asia Department at the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.

"Tripartite consultations scheduled on Monday," said Kabulov.

IG* took responsibility for an explosion at a mosque in Kabul

Terrorist organization "Islamic state"* on Thursday claimed responsibility for the blast in a mosque in Kabul, which killed two people, reports the associated Press.

On Tuesday evening the explosion occurred in the mosque in the district of Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul. According to the Ministry of internal Affairs of Afghanistan, the explosion produced a suicide bomber. At least two people were killed and two were injured. One of the dead was Imam Mohammad Ayaz Niyazi.