Search

Taliban down Afghan army helicopter in Baghlan province

09:14 AM | 9 Oct, 2016
Taliban down Afghan army helicopter in Baghlan province
KABUL - The Taliban fighters have shot down an Afghan army helicopter in northern Baghlan province of the war torn country, the officials confirmed on Sunday morning.

The Mi-17 helicopter was providing logistics support to the ground forces fighting Taliban insurgents in Dand-e-Ghori area close to the provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri.

All of the people on board were killed, however, no number was given by the officials.

The Afghan National Army has launched a major offensive to retake the Dand-e-Ghori city from Taliban as the government believes that safe havens in the Baghlan province could be used by militants during  their spring offensive.

Taliban groups have established powerful shadow governments in many cities of Afghanistan northern provinces including Baghlan.

Recently, Taliban launched attacks on several new locations to expand their rule in the northern provinces including Kunduz. Afghan officials said forces have repelled Taliban in Kunduz city.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

Advertisement

Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

Advertisement

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter