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Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:20

Insurgents Killed in Nooristan Air Raid

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Paroon (BNA) Five armed Oppositions were killed in an air strike in Nooristan province last night.
The insurgents were suppressed in their strongholds in Kamdish district.
According to ANA senior commander to BNA, five Daesh loyalists were killed in the raid.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Nooristan province.
Security officials discovered and neutralized four mines from busy roads of Nooristan province and prevented from series of bloody events.
No individuals or group has committed the responsibility of the event, but security sources, blamed Taliban for the failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:19

Blasts Prevented in Herat

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Herat (BNA) Six mines which were planted by Taliban on main roads of Shindand district, Herat province discovered and exploded by security forces.
Officials in Shindand district, Herat province said, the mines were planted by Taliban on main roads of the mentioned district, discovered and exploded by police forces.
It is said that the mines were discovered and exploded by security forces and collaboration of people of the Shahrodak region in that province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:16

Suspicious Detained On Charges Criminal Crimes

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kandahar (BNA) Six suspicious have been detained on charges different criminal crimes in Kandahar province.
The suspicious have been detained from various parts of Kandahar province by police forces operations.
Security source of Kandahar told BNA, six men have been detained on charges killing, abduction, and smuggling narcotic drug.
The detainees in primary investigation acknowledged in different criminal cases in that province.
Likewise, security officials of Kandahar province detained at least 20 people on charges various criminal crimes in that province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:12

Daesh Loyalists Killed in Kunar Air Strike

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Asadabad (BNA) Two Daesh loyalists were killed in an air strike in Kunar province last night.
Mullah Khalil and Mullah Ahmad two Daesh fighters were targeted in suburb of Watapor district bazaar.
Key commander of ANA in east of the country told BNA, two Daesh fighters were killed in the raid.
He added, the fighters were suppressed in parts of Watapor district while terrorist activities.
Another report says a Daesh fighter has been detained in Nangarhar province yesterday.
The fighter was arrested while destructive activities in Khogyani district.
Numerous of weapons were also seized from the fighter.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov has reiterated support for Afghan owned peace process and assured more support to Afghanistan in the implementation of regional development projects.
The Turkmen foreign minister made the commitment during separate meetings with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib here in Kabul.
During the meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Turkmen FM Meredov conveyed the felicitations of the people of Turkmenistan to the government and people of Afghanistan over the successful conduct of Wolesi Jirga elections.
He reaffirmed Ashgabat support for an Afghan led and owned peace process and termed mega regional and bilateral projects vital for the stability and welfare of the people.  President Ashraf Ghani dubbed Turkmenistan great friend and partner of Afghanistan and hailed the motivation of Turkmenistan for mega regional projects.  He said the supply of Turkmenistan electricity via Pakistan and other mega connectivity projects would prove beneficial for the region.
According to another report, Turkmen FM called upon Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, congratulated successful holding of the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
Hinting to crucial role of Afghanistan in connecting central and south Asian countries, Turkmen FM called terrorism a joint threat and assured his countries of continued support to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile Meredov said his country was ready to hold Afghan government and Taliban’s peace talks, stressing on Afghan owned and led negotiations for peace.  He also said that Turkmenistan was ready to export gas through the pipeline that extended at the time of former Soviet Unions to Afghanistan.  Welcoming Turkmen FM to Kabul, Dr. Abdullah said Afghanistan was willing to establish a commercial port in Badghis province of Afghanistan and with Turkmenistan.
Hinting to threats of terrorism, Dr. Abdullah emphasized on joint counterterrorism efforts in the region and thanked friendly countries’ efforts for peace in Afghanistan.  Meanwhile in a separate meeting with NSA Mohib, Turkmen FM linked security of Turkmenistan to stability in Afghanistan.
Dr. Mohib also said security plan was already prepared for TAPI project and that people of Afghanistan were supporting infrastructural projects, including TAPI.
Both sides also discussed bilateral security cooperation among the border areas of the two countries.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The meeting of the Armed Forces Commander-in-chief was held on Wednesday afternoon and was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during which the security situation of certain provinces was reviewed, a statement from the presidential press office said.
The participants of the meeting discussed and reviewed the security situation of Khas Urozgan, Malistan and Jaghoori districts of Ghazni Qala Kar of Farah province, and Chahar Sada district of Ghor province, the statement added.
According to the statement the security and defense officials were instructed to present a clear picture of the security situation of the said districts and present their security plan.
The officials were also instructed to take immediate actions to eliminate threats and ensure security of the districts the statement added.
According to the Office of the President, the Resolute Support mission reaffirmed the alliance support, specifically in providing air support to the security forces during the operations.

Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:09

Police Prevents Tanker Explosion in Kabul

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces thwarted militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul city, the Kabul Security Commandment said.
According to a statement released by Kabul Police Commandment, the police discovered and defused a magnetic bomb planted in an oil tanker in the vicinity of the 9th police district of the city.
The statement further added that the oil tanker was carrying 30 tons of fuel and the militants were looking to detonate it using the magnetic bomb with an aim to inflict massive casualties and losses on ordinary civilians of Kabul.
However, the Security Commandment said the explosives were defused by the Explosives Ordinance Disposal team of the police forces before the militants manage to execute their plan.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Thursday said reinforcement troops have been sent to Jaghori district in Ghazni province and Baghlan’s Dahana-e-Ghori District to repel Taliban attacks in the two regions.
Over 16 Taliban fighters were eliminated in Dahana-e-Ghori in Baghlan, said MoD officials.
“We cleared four villages from the Taliban in Dahana-e-Ghori District as a result of our military operations by the security forces and now we are advancing towards other villages,” said MoD spokesman Ghafoor Ahmad Jawed.
The defense ministry has sent a battalion of Afghan commandos’ and Special Forces to Baghlan to tackle the Taliban offensive.
Reports from the war zone in Baghlan indicate that dozens of families have fled their homes to save their lives.
“We took back our equipment from the Taliban and are undertaking operations in other villages in Dahana-e-Ghori District,” said Baghlan police chief Ekramuddin Sare.
“We call on our government to provide us security on a permanent basis,” said a resident in Baghlan.
This comes after Taliban, for the first time on Wedesday morning, launched group attacks from a few directions on Jaghori district, one of the most secure districts in Ghazni province.
Clashes are still ongoing in Jaghori, officials said.
The Jaghori district clashes come just three months after Taliban launched group attacks on Ghazni and seized parts of the city.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul 9BNA) World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday signed agreement with Afghanistan to co-finance Dhala Dam rehabilitation project in southern Kandahar province.
The agreement was signed between Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Finance Mohammad Humayoun Qayoumi and country directors of World Bank and ADB in a ceremony in Kabul that was also attended y President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Dahla Dam is the largest dam in Kandahar and second largest in Afghanistan.  The dam was built in 1952, but it was subject to siltation of the reservoir due to neglect over the years of war.
The rehabilitation project is expected to cost $400 million, which will be financed by World Bank and ADB, the president’s office said in a statement.
Tranche I of four expected tranches includes raising Dahla Dam’s height by 12 meters as a result of which its capacity will increase from 298 million cubic meters to 798 cubic meters.
Tranche 2 includes building system to irrigate 20,000 hectares of agriculture land Trench 3 involves water supply to Kandahar city and its neighboring villages.  Trench 4 includes installing 24-megawatt capacity of hydropower turbines.
Contract for engineering studies of the project was signed in September 2017 and the process is expected to be completed in August next year.

Saturday November 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) It wasn’t until 2004 that women from Afghanistan competed in the Olympics for the first time. Fast forward 14 years and now Samira Asghari is the first person from the war-torn country to be named an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member. Not only that, but at 24 years old, she’s the youngest person to ever be named to the committee.
Asghari, an Afghanistan women’s national basketball team player, is one of nine new members elected to the IOC, which is responsible for ensuring the regular celebration of the Olympic Games, promoting peace using sports as a catalyst, acting against any form of discrimination affecting the Games and encouraging and supporting women in athletics.
So, how did Asghari earn her spot? According to AIPS Media, Asghari and her family had to flee to Iran shortly after she was born due to the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan.
“My parents came to the Iran, when I was barely a few months old. But while I did not had any memories of Afghanistan, my parents and grandparents have always shared their wonderfully vivid memories and it is because of this that I love my country and people,” she told AIPS Media.
As a young girl, Asghari was encouraged by her family to stay active and participate in sports. Because her father was heavily involved in martial arts and kung fu, she practiced as well, but then carved her own path and began playing basketball. Thanks to the support from her family, something so rare for Afghan girls who wish to participate in sports, she joined the Afghanistan national basketball team at the junior level. As her game developed, she was then called up to the senior team.
“When I started to be an athlete, there were so many cultural challenges, people from my province were talking and they wanted to prevent me from doing sport, but my family supported me and told me to do my job,” Asghari recalled.
Not only was she impressive on the court, but she stood out off of it as well. That’s why Gen. Zahir Aghbar, the former president of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee asked her to join his committee. She worked as a female representative and then became an international relations board member for the National Olympic Committee. Then in 2014, she became a member of the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission while working with her country’s Olympic committee as a financial director and the Deputy Secretary General.
Now as a member of the IOC, one of her responsibilities will be to help abolish obstacles so many women around the world face when it comes to playing sports.
“I am very excited,” she said. “Women everywhere, and especially women in those countries who are suffering from war, insecurity, cultural and many other problems, need support and we should join hands with them.”

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