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Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:49

Death Toll From Accident Rises To 3

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Pul-i-Khmri (BNA) The death toll from a traffic accident in northern Baghlan province has raised to three after a 12 year old boy succumbed to his wounds at a hospital here, officials said on Saturday.
The boy was among 27 people critically injured when a passenger bus crashed into a coach and a car on the Kunduz-Baghlan highway on Friday near the Shahr-i-Kohna area of Baghlan-i-Markazi district.
Sayed Alim Shah, provincial traffic police chief said that two men were killed instantly and 27 others, including seven women and six children, injured.
A doctor at the Baghlan Civil Hospital, Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai said as 12 year old child died of his wounds last night.  Another four injured are in critical condition and two of them were later shifted to Kabul and a third to neighboring Kunduz province.
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:48

Security Transition Completed In Ghor

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Chaghcharan (BNA) The security responsibility for seven districts in western Ghor province transitioned to Afghan forces as part of the third phase of on Saturday, officials said.
Security in Lal Wa Sarjangul and Dawlatyar districts as well as the provincial capital had been handed over to Afghan forces last year.
With the shift in security responsibility for Tiara, Saghar, Tolak, Pasaband, Charsadda, Shahrak and Dolina districts, the transition process has come to an end in Ghor.
Speaking at ceremony at Lithuania’s Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) office, governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati praised the smooth transfer of security. 
But he called for equipping and enhancing Afghan forces numbers in Ghor.
Less than 1,500 Afghan police and a battalion of army were presently stationed in the province, he said, demanding the deployment of another battalion of public order police, a brigade of army and 1,000 members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) to deal with security challenges.
Currently, 124 illegal armed groups and armed rebels are active in the province, where security problems had recently increased, according to the governor. 
He said local forces needed air support from international troops.
Provincial council head, Fazal Haq Ihsan, also welcomed the move, but warned of possible security problems. 
“So far, no action has been taken against illegal armed groups and rebel,” he said.
The PRT head said Afghan forces had the capability of providing security for the local population.
He hoped the nationwide transition process would be successfully completed by the end of 2014.
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:46

Public Order Police Officer Killed

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Jalalabad (BNA) A public order police officer was killed and two of his colleagues were injured when Taliban-fired a rocket hit their vehicle in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday.
The overnight attack took place on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in the Naranj Bagh area of Qarghayee district, the governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak said.
Col. Musa Khan came under attack on his way to the district headquarters, he added. 
Six suspects were arrested after security forces launched an operation in the area.
 

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The meeting of the commission for preparation of “Seminar on Nuristan in the Course of History” was led by Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture.
According to the report, the meeting discussed over the status of the seminar, and it was decided that the seminar is held at the beginning of the summer of the coming year. 
The meeting also selected a committee led by Dr. Yusuf Nuristani.
The Ministry of Information and Culture asked all the scholars and scientists who may have the intention of delivering speeches or presenting articles at the seminar to dispatch their articles till the end of Saur of coming year to the office of Watandaran Weekly office located in Azadi Printing Press.
 

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired an extraordinary meeting of the council of ministers at the presidential place yesterday. 
To begin with, the council of ministers (CM) discussed over the illegal extraction of mines in the provinces and especially the Chromite mines in Kunarha, considering the importance and sensitivities assigned the ministries of mines and interior affairs to prepare a detailed report over the illegal extraction of chromite mine in Kunraha and refer to the CM ink the subsequent meeting of the CM. 
As per the agenda the reformative draft of the mines law was presented by the justice minister and it was stressed that as per the previous decision and views of the CM dated 30th Dalwa of 1391 the law has been reviewed.
The minister of justice added that corrections in the first part of the draft law in accordance with the instruction of meeting of 30th Dalwa of current year has been incorporated in the law on mines.
However, due to importance of some other instances that was to be inserted into the law based on viewpoints expressed in that meeting the complete text of which as follows:
The law has been prepared in 19 Chapters and 112 articles considering the aims pertaining to the development and positive usage of mineral resources, and regulating of its management in the professional activities, exploration through mineral resources, and self-sufficiency in the country, promotion of investments, and assisting ensuring of peace and security though development of socio-economic activities has been designed in the country.
The CM called the law on mines as very important in the political, socio-economic life of the country and confirmed it in principle.
The CM instructed the ministries of justice and mines that appropriate measures are adopted in the light of the law that illegal usage of mines are prevented. 
The spirit of the law is prepared in such a way that the principles of bidding are observed and the awards for delivering the mines and their exploration are taken as basic standards. 
Unnecessary restrictions are deleted and the final corrected draft of the law considering the views expressed on it is referred to the coming CM meeting.
At the end of the meeting, Minister of Justice presented the additions and deletion of some parts in the regulation and privileges of medical specialists based on the decision of 11/10/1391.
The regulation had been signed in 1422 HQ and was in force, however due to some shortcomings in it some amendments came into being in the regulation and after confirmation by the law committee of the CM is presented to the CM for approval.
The CM extraordinary meeting after bringing about of some changes confirmed the regulation.
 

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Farah (BNA) A senior commander of Taliban Mullah Nasir was arrested in a clash in Farah province.  
Abdul Rahman Zhwandou spokesman of Farah governor said BNA; the commander was arrested in a clash with police from Khak-e-Safeed district. 
According to Zhwandou, there were no causalities among police forces. A quantity of weapons and ammunition were seized. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:28

ASF Kill 2 Insurgent Commanders

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The press sources of interior ministry said the operation of Afghan Security Forces was started six days ago in Laghman province and was ended with killing of  a number of insurgents. 
According to Shamshad 202 police zone, the Afghan security Forces started this operation in the vicinities of Laghman province and ended yesterday as a result of which 17 insurgents including Qari Alomas and commander Omari were killed, 17 of them wounded and two others were arrested, 21 kg of opium were seized from the house of commander Ghafoor. 
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:27

Terrorist Arrested

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The personnel of national security Dept. arrested a suicide attacker from relevant areas of Faryab province. 
According to national security Dept. the attacker was arrested with explosives and suicide vest before carrying out suicide attack. 
He confessed that he wanted to carry out a suicide attack in a crowded area of Maimana city. 
Arresting of the attacker took place after a while a suicide attacker in first day of Eid Qurban attacked prayers which were leaving a mosque in Maimana city and killed tens of  innocent people. 
According to another report, the personnel of the national security Dept. seized a quantity of ammunition, weapons and explosives from surrounding areas of Hazrat Sultan and Ferroz Nakhcher districts of Samangan province which was hidden by armed militants.
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:26

3 Taliban Killed

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Qala-e-Naw (BNA) Three armed Taliban were killed and two wounded in a clash with national army forces in Badghis province last night. 
Ghulam Rasool police chief of Badghis said BNA, the clash occurred when Taliban attacked on several security posts in Balamurghab district. 
According to police chief, Taliban inflected heavy damages fled the area and left a quantity of weapons and ammunition behind. 
There were no casualties among national army forces and civilians. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:25

Taliban Commander Killed In Badghis

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Qala-e-Naw (BNA) Mullah Habibullah a senior commander of Taliban was killed and his brother injured in operation by national army forces in Sangatash village, Moqor district of Badghis province. 
General Daud Shah Wafadar commander of 3rd battalion of Zafar army crops said BNA, Mullah Habibullah was killed when he with his men ambushed, national army forces. 
Daud Shah added, a clash occurred between national army forces and Taliban, Mullah Habibullah was killed and his brother injured. 
Several heavy and light weapons and 2 motorcycles were seized. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada