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Wednesday September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan on Wednesday arrived in New Delhi to hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a number of key issues of mutual interests.
He met PM Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi.
Regional security, trade and India's development work in Afghanistan are among the issues that will be discussed during President Ghani's one day visit.
The two leaders are also expected to review the progress made on the infrastructure work being done in Afghanistan by India.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:17

Chaplain Martyred by Unidentified Gunmen

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Pul-e-Khumri City (BNA) A clergy was martyred by unknown gunmen in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Col. Aqa Mir director of police in Shahr Kohna told BNA reporter, Mawlavi Ghawsuddin imam of a mosque in Haji Bazar region, Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the province was martyred by unidentified gunmen while moving from his home toward mosque.
The attackers succeeded to flee from the areas, but security forces started searching to identify and capture them.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:17

Afghan Security Forces Decimate Over 90 Terrorists

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) More than 90 anti-government militias were killed by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
During this time, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 18 clearing operations and Afghan Special Forces carried out 115 operations in different parts of the country, while Afghan Air Forces conducted 124 flights for supporting Afghan National Army and carried 9 airstrikes on enemies’ positions.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces shelled and bombed terrorists’ hideouts in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Badghis, Herat, Faryab, Baghlan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul and Helmand provinces.
During these operations 36 other terrorists were wounded and 7 arrested, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:16

Private Hospital Inaugurated in Sheberghan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sheberghan (BNA) Private 20 bed medical hospital was inaugurated and put into exploitation by governor of Jawzjan in Sheberghan city.
Lotfullah Azizi governor of Jawzjan told BNA, the start of the hospital for the needy in Sheberghan city is a positive and effective step, and he called for the availability of such health care institutions for better health care delivery to patients.
Dr. Kaz-
]em Sediqi head of Shokran hospital said, the hospital has 20 bed and operates in general pediatric and dental sections.
The hospital consists of 30 people, including doctors and service staffs.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:16

Taliban and ISIS Loyalists Decimate Each Other

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Recently clashes have been erupting between Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) and Taliban terrorist groups in eastern Kunar province.
The clashes took place between the two terrorist groups in vicinity of Chapa Dara district of the province, in which several ISIS and Taliban members were killed.
A senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA reporter, during the clashes 6 ISIS loyalists and Taliban militants have been killed and several others were wounded.
During the last years, deadly incidents occurred between the ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups in various parts of the country, in which hundreds terrorists from both sides have been killed and wounded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:15

23 Loyal of ISIS Group Annihilated Last Night

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 23 supporters of ISIS terrorist group killed during latest attacks carried out by Afghan Special Forces in vicinity of eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The terrorists have been targeted and killed in various parts of Khogyani, Koot, Naziyan and Deh Bala districts of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, air and ground raids carried out by Afghan Special Forces in different parts of the mentioned districts, in which 23 ISIS adherents were killed and their several hideouts along with some military equipment have been destroyed too.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating five round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent from a series of blast in Nangarhar province.
Also during this period, a weapon storage belonging terrorist group have been seized by Afghan security troops in relevant areas of Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Several heavy and light weapons have been seized from the storage.
Local officials in the province claimed that ISIS members used the weapon storage in their terrorist and destructive activities.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 37 public utility projects has been started in Ghor province yesterday.
Eng. Aamnullah Noori acting provincial council in national convenience national program told BNA correspondent, the projects include water supply networks, digging water wells and water and solar electricity networks that to be implemented with a sum of nearly 60 million Afghanis funded by national convenience program and 10% the budget to be paid by local people.
By implementing of the projects about 4000 families will be benefited in Tolak and Lal Sarjangal districts of the province.
Eng. Abdul Majeed Samim director of programs in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Ghor said, work opportunities would be provided and economic situation will be improved by implementing of the projects.
Tribal elders and local residents of the districts committed that they will cooperated with related organs for better implementation of the projects.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:14

Minister Safi meets Al-Azhar University Lecturers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi met with a delegation of Al-Azhar University lecturers in Kabul on Tuesday, BNA reported.
Representing others, Dr. Mustafa Jalil, head of the delegation asked Acting Minister Safi to prepare the ground so they can explain moderate Islam, women rights from the view point of Islam, participation in elections and different other issues through media, according to BNA.
He also expressed readiness for their cooperation in term of holding programs and training workshops on the mentioned points, the agency added.
Thanking the delegation’s cooperation, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi pointed out that Afghanistan and Egypt enjoying cultural and religious commonalities and she had already spoken with Egyptian ambassador in Kabul to bolster cultural cooperation between the two countries.
She added the way would be paved for holding educational and cultural programs within the agreement signed with Egyptian government.
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi inspected different departments of Liberty Printing Press (LPP), government dailies of Afghanistan and Baihaqi Publications here yesterday, BNA reported.  According to the agency, the acting minister while looking around LPP different sections as well as government dailies, was briefed by in-charges of LPP, Baihaqi publications and editor-in-chiefs of The Kabul Times, Anis, Hiwad and Islah dailies as well as Watandaran magazine on achievements and challenges of the said departments.
Likewise, the acting minister heard the staff demands and problems and pointed out necessary measures would be taken to tackle their problems.
In separate meetings with General Director of LPP and Director of Government dailies, including editor-in-chiefs of the aforesaid dailies, and magazine as well as head of the Afghan Advertisement, Minister Safi reviewed their functions, plans and problems and ordered necessary instructions for improvement of the works, BNA added.  Lauding the mentioned administrations’ efforts despite having access to limited equipment, Acting Minister said newspapers should consider national unity in their publications and include the entire Afghan nation’s views.
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The UN Secretary General’s special representative has voiced his concern at security and political challenges to Afghanistan’
S parliamentary elections, slated for October 20.
Tadamichi Yamamoto who is also head of UNAMA warned on Monday: “Political leaders engage constructively to ensure the elections are held on time.”
Briefing the UN Security Council, he said the world body was aware of real fraud that could take place, was well as allegations of fraud which might have the tactical purpose of discrediting already difficult elections.
The elections would be a test for Afghanistan’s nascent democratic institutions, he said, adding the Independent Election Commission was expected to perform with integrity and accountability to the Afghan people.
Almost a third of 7,000 polling centers could not open due to insecurity, raising concerns about inclusivity of the democratic exercise, the top[ UN diplomat said.
UNAMA would do everything possible within its mandate and with the resources available to support a successfully electoral process in the country, he promised.
President Ashraf Ghani’s offer to the Taliban to engage in talks without preconditions had created unprecedented political space for peace, culminating in the temporary ceasefire in June, he said.
He believed all actors recognized the craving of the Afghan people for peace and the undeniable need for a peace process.  “We are in a better position now than at any time in the past 17 years to commence the process which would lead to talks for a negotiated end to the conflict.
“It will require resilience and persistence by all sides.
The efforts of the Afghan government, which we hope would be reciprocated by the Taliban,” the UNAMA chief remarked.
Yamamoto urged all sides to agree on concrete measures to build confidence towards more structured talks.  He suggested prisoner releases and improvement in agriculture, education and health sectors.
“it is a time for important decisions in Afghanistan.  These decisions will affect the fundamental fabric of the society and future of Afghanistan”, he added , referring to the parliamentary elections slated for 20 October the first time since 2010 and the 28 November ministerial conference in Geneva, co-chaired by the Afghan Government and the UN.
 

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