23 October 2017

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Sunday October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 15 military students of Marshal Mohammad Fahim Qasim’ military academy were martyred and four others were wounded, while they vehicle targeted by suicide attacker in Kabul city late yesterday.
According to BNA reporter, the incident took place close to the gate of military academy in Qamber square, fifth security precinct of Kabul city.
Security officials told BNA correspondent, 15 students of the military academy were martyred and four others were injured following the attack.
Meanwhile, two days ago over 40 people have been martyred and more than 50 others were wounded, when a suicide attacker exploded himself inside a mosque in western area of Kabul city.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday October 22, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) A huge shipment of narcotic drug have been discovered by Afghan National policemen in eastern Nangarhar province.
The batch of narcotic drug while transferring to Marko Bazar discovered by policemen in Jalalabad-Kabul highway.
A person was arrested accused of the case.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor said BNA reporter, the arrested smuggler skillfully placed the narcotic drug in a tractor and wanted to transfer to Marko Bazar.
Khogyani confirmed that the shipment of narcotic drug contain 1500 kg hashish.
Marko Bazar that located in Jalalabad-Torkham highway changed into safe area for narcotic drug’s smugglers.
T/M.A.Ansari  
 

Sunday October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) With the Trump administration’s revised South Asia strategy still in its infancy, the curtain has silently fallen on the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), ending months of speculations that the State Department planned to eliminate the unit.
According to Vice of America, the office of the special envoy was tasked with heralding reconciliation efforts with the Taliban and other political factions in Afghanistan. State Department officials, who wished to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter, told VOA the core SRAP team focused on Afghan reconciliation was dissolved on Sept. 29. The unit will be integrated into the broader South and Central Asia Bureau. Most of the office’s employees, according to officials, were temporary civil servants who lost their jobs because their contracts were not renewed.
A State Department spokesperson told VOA that former SRAP staff remain at the department and are reporting to Alice Wells, who serves as the acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and as the acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. “She [Wells] will also work to integrate SCA Bureau and SRAP operations. State Department employees arrive and depart from positions regularly, and we have well-established mechanisms to transfer their expertise and contacts to successors,” the spokesperson told VOA. Now a lost relic of former President Barack Obama’s administration, the SRAP post was created in the wake of a troop surge in the Afghan war, with Richard Holbrooke appointed to lead U.S. policy in the volatile Afghan-Pakistan war zone.
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA)  The Ulema’s Overall Council of Afghanistan releasing a statement here yesterday condemned the brutal terrorist attack on worshipers in Kabul and Ghor provinces.
“Unfortunately the merciless enemies of Afghanistan once again continued their brutal acts and targeted the worshipers in Kabul and Ghor provinces’ mosques, resulting to martyring and injuring of a dozens of Muslims,” the statement said.
According to the Ulema’s Council such attacks were not justifiable and not included in any religion, adding Afghanistan’s sworn enemies have no believe and respect to Islamic teachings.
“The Ulema Council condemn such inhuman act and call it against the Islamic and human principles.  May the soul of martyrs rest in peace and the injured recover soon,” the statement further added, asking the security organs to further tighten the security of the Mosques.
 

Sunday, 22 October 2017 09:04

Four Armed Rebels Suppressed In Logar

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Logar (BNA) Four armed insurgents suppressed and 4 others detained in Logar province, BNA reported.
Shahpor Ahmadzai Logar police headquarters’ spokesman told BNA, National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel, launching especial mopping up operation in Baraki Barak district have killed two armed militants and destroyed their vehicle attached full of explosives.  In this operation, four other armed oppositions who belonged to the Qari-e-Hekmat known as Rasheed were also detained, he added.  Two armed oppositions were also killed in Afghan military operation in the Poork village of Pul-e-Alam city and five mines were also discovered and defused, and missile rocket fell into the hands of security personnel, BNA added.
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA)  Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Finance , administrative and Tourism, Associate Prof. Sayeda Majgan Mostafavi in a meeting with Iraqi deputy minister of information and culture stressed on expansion of cultural relations between the two countries, BNA reported on Saturday.
Afterward, Iraqi deputy minister of information and culture assured of his country’s cooperation with the mentioned sections, the agency further said.
Likewise, Ms. Mostafavi met with Najaf governor and Ayatullah Fayaz, during which she spoke about Afghan pilgrims problems and asked for their attention in the respect, BNA added.  Ayatullah Fayaz said he has paved the ground or 35000 Afghan pilgrims to visit Najaf and Karbala and that they are making effort to provide further assistances to them, the agency continued.
The Afghan delegation also met with Karbala governor and discussed Afghan pilgrims transferring from Kabul to Karbala and the Iraqi officials assured to cooperate in this regard.  Both sides also agreed on performing Iraq visa to Afghan pilgrims from Kabul.
Earlier, due to security problems, Iraqi Embassy was closed and the Afghan pilgrims had to receive Iraq visa from the neighboring countries.
According to BNA, the Afghan delegation consists of deputy ministers of information and culture and foreign ministry, deputy of civil aviation independent administration, representatives of second vice president, ministry of hajj and religious affairs and National Directorate for Security, during which many cooperation agreements were signed in different fields with Iraqi side.
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Terrorists have once again committed two separate suicide attacks on mosques in Kabul and Ghor provinces, during which many worshipers have been martyred and scores injured, the presidential palace said in a statement.
Calling targeting holy places an antihuman crime and against all Islamic and human rights’ values, the culprits of such incidents are deserved to be fully destructed according to the statement.
The terrorist groups are making effort to misuse Islam as a tool to reach their vicious designs, the statement added.
They are attempting to harm the unity of the Afghan people, the statement continued.
The statement clarified that the terrorist factions should understand that they will never achieve their malicious goals and will soon be suppressed by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
Condemning the suicide attacks in the strongest possible terms, the president wished paradise for the martyrs and immediate recovery for those injured.
 

Sunday, 22 October 2017 08:56

Session To Support Elections Process Held

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting was held to support the elections process, the presidential palace said in a statement on Saturday.
Attended by Independent Elections Commission (IEC) members and international partners, the president addressing the participants said Afghanistan needed unity and your teamwork.
“You are doing an important national responsibility so to transparently manage the elections process,” the president said, according to the statement.
The president stressed no one is allowed to interfere the elections process and assured that the government would do its best to ensure its security and financial resources, the statement added.
In the meeting, the international partners promised to cooperate in terms of consultation, financial and technical assistances.
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces’ meeting held on Saturday, a presidential palace statement said.
The meeting reviewed the recent mosque attacks in Kabul and Ghor provinces and while condemning the incidents instructed the relevant organizations to address the martyrs’ families and those wounded, according to the statement.
The presidential office was also instructed to take urgent steps in reconstruction of Imam Zaman’s mosque in Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi where has been damaged in a terror attack on Friday, the statement added.
The meeting then reviewed the security situation of many provinces and tasked the security organs to step up in ensuring security of them.
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ghazni (BNA) 93 armed oppositions were killed in Andar district, Ghazni province.
Engineer Abdul Karim Mateen governor of Ghazni in a press conference with general Asadullah Shirzad commander of 303 police zone said, 93 armed oppositions were killed and tens other have been injured in clearing operations conducted by security forces.
He said, Mawlavi Anas, Mawlavi Hejran and Mawlavi Badri and several other commanders of Taliban are among the dead.
Governor of Ghazni also reported from killing of 15 Pakistani commando forces and detaining of five others in Andar district.
He said, six vehicles and 16 motorbikes of the enemy have been demolished.
T. Yarzada
 

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