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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 05:28

NSA Arrives In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday January 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Hamdullah Muhib arrived in Saudi Arabia after visiting China and UAE. Before leaving for Saudi Arabia, NSA separately met with United Arab Emirates’ national security advisor and US special peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad to discuss peace process.
In meeting with national security advisor of the UAE, the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and counter terrorism were discussed. It is determined that national security advisor of the country with meeting with high-ranking officials of Saudi Arabia to discuss Afghanistan peace process and joint cooperation.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:55

Five Media Complaints & Violations Reviewed

Tuesday January 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of commission for reviewing media complaints and violations was held yesterday. In the meeting, five media complaints and violations received by the commission were reviewed. After overall reviewing the complaints and hearing reasons in this regard, necessary decisions were made in accordance to principles and authorizations of the commission.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

KABUL (Xinhua) Four people have been confirmed dead and 90 others including 23 children sustained injuries in a powerful blast that rocked Afghan capital Kabul on Monday evening, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish has confirmed.
"The victims of the blast that shocked Kabul today evening claimed four lives including three military and one civilian, 90 injured including 23 children, 12 women and 65 men with majority of them civilians," Danish said in a post on his twitter hours after the blast on Monday.
Without providing more details, Danish asserted that the terrorists conducted a car bombing against Green Village camp in Police District 9 and police are in control of the situation there. 
Green Village camp is a well-protected area next to the main office of Afghan election commission in the eastern edge of Kabul city where a number of foreign security offices and entities located and often frequented by foreigners living or working in Kabul.
Earlier, Wahidullah Mayar, the spokesman for Public Health Ministry, confirmed that 40 injured persons had been taken to hospitals.
The bloody blast that was heard across the fortified Kabul city and followed by gunshots caused panic among Kabul residents, took place just hours after the Afghan election commission announced the preliminary results of much-awaited parliamentary elections for Kabul.
After two months and five days delay, the election commission announced the preliminary results of October elections for Kabul where 24 males and nine females from among more than 800 runners have secured seats in the 249-seat Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of parliament, amid criticism by those failed to win seat at the legislative house.
No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing nor has the security apparatus pointed finger at any militant group including Taliban and Islamic State outfit fighting the government.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the primary results of Parliamentary polls for Kabul and Kochi constituency late on Monday.
Abdul Badi Sayed chief of IEC during a press conference said, the results are preliminary and could be changed.
The primary candidate winners for Kabul parliamentary election are as following:
Haji Ajmal Rahmani, Qayoum Khairkhwah, Fida Mohamad Ulfat Saleh, Javid Jaihoon, Khan Aqa Rezayee, Ramazan Bashardost, Amir Gul Shaheen, Ghulam Hussain Naseri, Mullah Mohammad Khan Ahmadi, Allah Gul Mujahid, Syed Mohammad Mohammadi, Amanullah Gozar, Haji Khan Mohammad Wardak, Qazi Mir Afghan Safi, Ajmal Gulab, Ahmad Zia Azimi Shinozada, Tawfiq Wahdat, Obaidullah Kalimzai Wardak, Hafizullah Jalili, Farhad Sediqi, Anwar Khan Oryakhail, Haji Zergai Habibi, Habib Ur Rehman Sayaf, Najibullah Nasir, Fatima Nazari, Mursal Nabizada, Shinkai Karo Khail, Robina Jalali, Mariam Sama, Fawzia Nasiryar Guldarayi, Salima Nikbin, Zahra Nawruzi and Nazifa Zaki.
Also, the IEC has announced the initial result of parliamentary election for Kochi constituency as following:
Shah Wazir Tarakhel, Habiburrahman Afghan, Mirwais Hussainkhel, Nangyal Lawang, Haji Parviz Arabzada, Alhaj Haidar Jan Naeemzai, Rasoul Khan Kochai, Hameed Ahmadzai, Maryam Sulaimankhel and Farzana Kochai.
The IEC said that the results were not final and changes were possible in final results.

Monday January 14, 2019

QALA-E-NAW CITY (BNA) A group of 36 members of ISIS terrorist group have been released by Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel in western Badghis province last night.
In-charge of Afghan National Army in west of the country told BNA correspondent, Afghan national army troops by launching a military operation succeeded to release 36 members of ISIS group including women and children from Taliban’s prison in Jawand district of Badghis province.
The released ISIS members have submitted to National Directorate Security personnel of Badghis province, the source added.
Several Taliban militants were killed during the military operation, the source underlined.

Monday, 14 January 2019 11:07

MRRD; 402 Water Supply Projects Implemented

Monday January 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) reported that within the last year 2019, 402 water supply projects have been completed and put into exploitation across the country.
Farid Archand spokesman for MRRD told BNA correspondent, the projects include the construction of water supply networks, digging water wells, water storages and cleaning water canals.
The projects have been completed with a sum of over 15 million USD and more than 9,000 families benefited from the projects, the source added.

Monday January 14, 2019

HERAT CITY (BNA) Distribution of winter aids has started to thousands displaced families in western Herat province.
Jawed Nadem head of refugees and repatriation directorate in Herat told BNA, it is supposed that 53 million Afghanis would be distributed to more than 3000 families that recently displaced from Iran to Herat province.
Distribution of the aids has begun today and will be continued for one week and 15,000 Afghanis distribute to each family, Nadem added.
According to figure released by refugees and repatriation directorate of Herat, due to insecurity and poverty about 60,000 families displaced from Badghis, Faryab, Ghor, Farah and several other provinces and relocated in Herat that most of them need to serious humanitarian aids.

Monday January 14, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) At least 29 members of ISIS terrorist group including 6 top commander were killed during anti-terrorism military operation in eastern Nangarhar province.
The terrorists have been targeted inside their hideouts in relevant areas of Deh Bala, Ghani Khail, Momand Dara and Acheen districts of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, 6 commanders of ISIS group and its 23 fighters were killed during the military operation.
According to reports, several hideouts of the terrorist group along with all military equipment have been destroyed following the operation.

Monday, 14 January 2019 06:24

ASF Raid Target Taliban Rebels in Kandahar

Monday, January 14, 2019

Kandahar (BNA) Ten Taliban rebels were killed by Afghan security forces raid in Kandahar province.
The Taliban were suppressed last night and this morning in Maiwand district.
ANA top commander in south of the country told BNA, ten Taliban rebels killed in the raid.
He further added, the Taliban were targeted while planning attack in Maiwand district.
Another report says, six armed Taliban were killed in a conflict by security forces in Nooristan province last night.
The rebels were suppressed in Kamdish district while organizing terrorist activities.
Border police senior commander in east of the country told BNA, six rebels were killed in the conflict.
The rebels were targeted in Kamdish district near Durand Line, he said.
According to reports, the insurgents were entered recently from Pakistan to Afghanistan in eastern province of Nooristan for terrorist and destructive activities.
T. Yarzada

Monday, January 14, 2019
Asadabad (BNA) Eight insurgents associated to Taliban group were killed in air strike in Kunar province this morning.
The insurgents were suppressed in their strongholds in Manogi district by security forces.
ANA senior commander in east of the country told BNA, eight insurgents associated to Taliban group were killed in the raid.
He said, the insurgents were gathered from various parts of the province to organize terrorist attacks on civilians.
All hideouts with war equipment were destroyed in the raid.
T. Yarzada

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