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Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:47

Three Militants Killed In Provinces

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Three armed militants were killed in several clashes by police and 44 others were detained today. 
According to interior ministry press office, police officials during their security missions faced with armed militants groups in Jouzjan, Kandahasr, Urozgan and Khost provinces in which three armed militants were killed and 44 others have been detained. 
In these clashes, numerous light and heavy arms and communication equipments, heavy arms, ammunition, 4 mines, 114 Kg of explosive devices, and 10 motorbikes of enemies were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:18

32 Armed Rebels Dead In Helmand

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Lashkarga (BNA) The Maiwand 215 army corps press office reported from killing of 32 armed rebels during an operation in the outskirts of Helmand province last week. 
It is said that this operation started by Mawiand army corps forces in the Marja, Kajaki, Sangeen and Gereshk districts and continued for one week. 
In this operation this the commando forces killed 12 armed rebels in Kajaki district and destroyed two heroin production factories.  
390 Kg of opium, 149 Kg of acid, 45 Kg of hashish, 70 Kg of material which used for providing of heroin and quantity of arms were seized by these forces in this operation. 
20 armed rebels have been killed 10 wounded and a narcotic factory was destroyed in Sangeen district. The national army forces had not casualties in this operation, said the source. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:09

Active Member Of Taliban Group Held In Helmand

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) An active member of Taliban group was detained in Marja district of Helmand province today. 
According to ISAF press release, this person assisted Taliban in providing of logistical and explosive material. 
The source said this person has been detained in combined operation of Afghan and coalition forces from Marja district of Helmand province. 
He has cooperated Taliban in Helmand province and a quantity of explosive materials and arms were seized from this person. 
In another operation, the Afghan and coalition forces detained another local commander of Taliban from Maiwand district of Kandahar province. 
This commander had active role in attacks on Afghan and collation forces and planting of roadside mine. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:05

Armed Militants Jointed Peace Process In Kunar

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Asadabad (BNA) 17 armed militants led by commander Noor Habib Masood has jointed to peace process in Kunar province. 
Sayeed Fazlullah Wahidi governor of Kunar said to BNA, these militants previously had activity against government in Asmar district of that province were jointed with their hand arms to state forces. 
Noor Habib Masoud commander of this group said to BNA, I make efforts to take part in reconstruction and ensuring of peace with our followers in that province. 
It is said that from beginning of the year till now, more than 50 militants have been jointed to peace process in Kunar province.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:56

Ammonium Nitrate Seized In Nangarhar

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The personnel of security directorate of Nangarhar province detained a person on charges of smuggling 25 sacks of ammonium nitrate yesterday.
The Shamshad 202 police zone press office said to BNA, the arrested person placed the ammonium nitrate in a car and wanted to transfer it, was detained by police from Dorbaba district. 
According to another report, police of Nangarhar security directorate discovered and defused a gallon full of explosive material which was placed by armed insurgents for destructive activities in Watapor area, Kama district of that province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sharan (BNA) The local authorities of Paktika province said that six armed Taliban insurgents and two policemen were killed in an armed clash in that province today. 
Mokhlis Afghan, spokesman of Paktika governor said to BNA, the clash took police in Khoshamand district of that province when a police patrol faced with armed Taliban but the armed Taliban fled from the area.
In the clash between police and armed Taliban, six armed Taliban insurgents including Feda Mohammad a commander of them was killed and their car has been destroyed. 
According to Afghan forces, a quantity of arms and ammunition were seized by police.
He said that two policemen were killed and three others were wounded in this clash. 
T. Suraya

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:38

Armed Insurgent Killed In Jawzjan

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) One Afghan civilian was killed and four others injured yesterday in a mine blast in Trinkot city, capital city of Uruzgan province.
According to security officials, an Afghan police contractor for Uruzgan province was killed and four Afghan civilians were injured in a mine blast.
Uruzgan official said Hajji Mohamadullah, an Afghan contractor for police was apparently targeted by Taliban. The mine was blown with remote control when the contractor was walking home after the prayer in the mosque.
Doctors at provincial hospital of Tinkot said one of the injured is in a critical condition.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Gurbanguly Berdymukhmedov has been re-elected as the Turkmen president by sweeping more than 97 percent of the votes, Turkmenistan’s central election commission says.
Almost all votes are counted and Berdymunkhamdov won a landslide victory in a presidential election with 97.14 percent, the commission said in a statement on Monday.
The election was held on Sunday with the participation of Berdymukhamedov and seven other candidates.
This is a great number and we are happy for this.
Everyone has supported our open election, said Orazmurat Niyazliev, the head of the central election commission.
In 2007, Berdymukhamedov came to power after the death of Saparmurat Niyazov in 2006.
In 1992, Niyazov, being the only candidate was elected as the country’s first president.
Later in 1999, the parliament declared him president for life.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Nearly 850 displaced families in Kabul city yesterday received foodstuffs and fire woods assisted by national office for counter natural disasters, ADRA, RARA with cooperation of German embassy to Kabul.
The stuffs which included rice, sugar, milk, fire wood, coal, cooking oil and tea were distributed to nearly 850 Afghan displaced families in Kabul.
While distributing the stuffs, Mehr Khuda, head of emergency committee for  ministry of refugees and returnees said, The ministry of refugees and returnees with cooperation of two nongovernment organizations have been finally able to provide assistance to nearly 2100 displaced families living under tents in Kabul city.
Meanwhile, Hajji Rahimullah Rahimi , head of national office of counter disaster said, His office is trying to absorb assistance of welfare organizations to the displaced families, adding it is determined that such  foodstuffs and fire wood will be distributed to 200 other displaced families.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  President Karzai chaired a session of council of ministers (CM) at the presidential palace yesterday that discussed delivering of services and instructed the second administrative units in the provinces, the independent local organs department,  the independent commission of administrative reforms and civil services led by head of administration affairs and secretariat of the CM to review the structures of the second government administrative units in terms of work quality, observance of appropriations, tribal composition and delivering of services to the people and report back to the CM in two months time. 
The CM also instructed the minister of public works, to review the course of the road of Kapisa Sorobi through the Gia village of Nejrab district and report on its design to the coming CM session. 
Meanwhile the ministries of education, health, rehabilitation and rural development and other ministries were advised to design reconstruction projects in that village. 
The ministry of information and culture received instructions to align the publication of the National Radio-TV in accordance with the government polices and provision of the Constitution and observe balance of national languages in its programs in the center and provinces. 
Meanwhile, the policy of the government was taken up with the CM by national security advisor and it was stressed that in this policy, 23 instances of the government policies, including the main historic round and the current transformations of the government has been reflected including the economic, social development of the country in the coming five years. 
The CM after debating this advised the government ministries and departments express their viewpoints in relations to the economic, social and foreign and security policy of the country in three days and refer it to the National Security Council and the advisor of the council considering those viewpoints insert corrections and after its finalization refer it to the coming CM session. 
The minister of justice informed the CM on the decisions of the law committee of the CM in the following manner. 
The draft of the law against corruption in the light of provision against corruption has been prepared in 5 chapters and 26 articles. 
The CM after debating it decided that this draft is discussed at the judiciary meeting led by the president of Afghanistan. 
Minister of justice presented the draft of amendment of phase of article 16 of the center for reforms and correction of children that was confirmed by the CM. 
The charter of the Ariana Airlines was presented as well. 
According to the recommendation of the International Aviation Organization basic changes have occurred in its former charter. 
The CM after discussing this confirmed the charter in principle and advised the ministry of justice to bring about essay amendments in the charter and finalize it. 
The minister of commerce and industries, informed the CM on the demand of the embassy of the Russian Federation pertaining to waiving rejection of its shares in the ASTRAS and AFSOTR companies and stressed that due to non-presence of the Russian shareholders the former commerce minister, informed the decision of the Afghan government pertaining to new structure of these companies ten years back while the accounts of the companies have not yet been finalized and the names of the Russian shareholders still remain on the documents of the companies. 
The CM advised the ministry so after assessment of the decisions once again evaluate these issues and carry on legal measures in relations to the shares of the Russian shareholders in the two companies. 
The proposal of the Afghan Red Crescent Society on allocation of USD two million for treatment of 500 children suffering from heart holes by Fatema Gailani director general of the ARCS. 
It was stressed that so far 1950 children having the same disease were treated abroad at the total budget of USD 4.5 million and 1900 other children have registered of which 500 of them due to seriousness of their problems need to be immediately sent abroad. 
The CM advised the finance ministry to allocate for the time being USDI million during the current year for the treatment of the children and the ARCS should prepare the structure for assistance of the ARCS, the government and the people in this respect. 
The members of the Council of Ministers also promised financial aid to the ARCS for their salaries. 
Three international conventions were presented by foreign minister which were confirmed accordingly.