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Tuesday May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met US national security advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster at his residence in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia here on Sunday evening, a statement from the presidential press office said.
According to the statement both sides discussed fight against terrorism, extremism, Afghanistan-US cooperation and other regional issues. Recalling their meeting in Kabul, both sides once again emphasized on continued fight against terrorism and extremism in the region. President Ghani and US national security advisor also pointed to importance of meeting between the two countries’ leaders on the sideling of US-Arab-Islamic meeting for further bolstering of the bilateral ties, the statement added. US national security advisor assured of his country’s cooperation with Afghanistan.
 

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) As many as 54 armed oppositions were killed and 84 others were wounded following clearing operations launched by Afghan security forces in different parts of the country.
Ministry of National Defense press office stated BNA, the operations were conducted with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to suppress armed oppositions, protect the lives and properties of people and ensure peace and stability in various parts of Zabul, Urozgan, Kunduz and Baghlan provinces.
Also 81 rounds of different types of mines have been discovered and confiscated by Afghan security personnel during the operations, the source added.
According to another report, 9 ISIS fighters were killed following air and ground raids launched by Afghan security forces in relevant areas of Nangarhar province.
 

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least two civilians have died due to traffic incident in northern Baghlan province the other day.
Khalil Rahimi district governor of Khost told BNA correspondent, the incident took place in Kotal Talfi Parchi region, Khost district of the province, in which two persons including a woman and a child were lost their lives and three others were wounded.
The injured of the event has shifted to Kunduz hospital.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Taliban’s shadow district governor for Qala-e-Zal district of northern Kunduz province and eight other insurgents were killed in an air strike on Sunday night, the Ministry of Interior Ministry (MoI) said in a statement on Monday.
In addition, four other insurgents were wounded.  The air strike took place in Qala-e-Zal district of the province after the air force targeted the insurgents, the statement read adding that “one vehicle and weapons were also destroyed.”
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least fourteen militants including Taliban insurgents and loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clashes and counter-terrorism operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were killed in Koz-Kunar and Achin districts.
The statement further added that eight militants were also wounded during the operations, some weapons and ammunition were confiscated.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least fourteen militants including Taliban insurgents and loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the clashes and counter-terrorism operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were killed in Koz-Kunar and Achin districts.
The statement further added that eight militants were also wounded during the operations, some weapons and ammunition were confiscated.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of cultural affairs and Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari met chairman of the Russian Center of Sciences and Culture (CSC) to Kabul here yesterday, BNA reported.
At the outset, the chairman of Russian Center of Sciences and Culture briefed the acting minister on the activities of the center, including participation of a number of Afghan youth in 19th Global Youth Festival in Russia, inauguration of the center in Kabul, easing of touristic trips to Russian tourists and organizing of a number of cultural events in Kabul.  He also asked for the ministry’s cooperation.
Hinting to importance of cultural cooperation, Prof. Bawari said cultural relations was the priority of the government, adding Ministry of Information and Culture was seeking to enhance cultural ties with Russian Federation.
He also assured of the ministry’s cooperation with the center.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condoled death of Dr. Sa’adat, one of the key commanders of Jamiat-e-Islami party, who was killed along with a number of his companions in Faryab province yesterday, a statement from the CEO office said yesterday.
“Dr. Sa’adat was one of the elite commanders during the Jihad and resistance period.  He played significant role in fight against terrorists in Faryab province, “Dr. Abdullah was quoted in the statement as saying.
The Chief Executive considered his death as the great loss to Faryab people and the fight against terrorism.
“The country’s enemies should know that won’t reach their vicious goals through carrying such inhuman act.  The martyrdom our elite figures like Dr. Sa’adat would further improve the morale of the Afghan security forces and the people in fight against terrorism, “Dr. Abdullah said as quoted in the statement.
Dr. Abdullah wished paradise for the deceased, patience for his family, friends, Mujahedeen and the members of Jamiat-e-Islami party.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Haneef Atmar left for Moscow yesterday on the official invitation of his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, to participant in the Russia Security Conference, a statement from the NSA office said yesterday, adding the security officials from 25 nations will participate in the Conference.
Besides addressing regional issues, officials from member countries at the conference will discuss combatting terrorist groups in Afghanistan with a particular focus on eliminating Daesh terrorist group and suppressing their activities in Afghanistan and the region, the statement added.
Participants of the conference are expected to agree on forming an effective joint strategy to fight terrorism and coordinate regional efforts against terrorist groups.
NSA Mohammad Hanif Atmar will also hold talks with Russian officials on series of issues related to mutual and regional interest.  On the sidelines of the conference, the advisor will also hold bilateral talks with the National Security Advisors of China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, the statement concluded.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the US-Arab-Islamic summit held in Malik Abdul Aziz center of Riyadh here on Sunday evening, a presidential statement said yesterday.
At the outset, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President Donald Trump of the United State and other heads of states were welcomed by custodian of the two holy mosques, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.
The US-Arab Islamic summit discussed effective cooperation in fight against terrorism and the threats of extremism in the world, the statement added.
Later on, President Ghani and other participants of the commit attended the inauguration ceremony of the international center for fight against terrorism, which has recently been established by the Saudi Arabia in Riyadh city.
The center has been established to ease cooperation, exchanges of information and experiences among the countries involving in war on terror as well as to link the anti-terror institutions, the statement concluded.
 

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