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Kabul (BNA)

Six foreign soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.

"The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash", the spokesman said on Friday, declining to give any details of the crash until the families of those on board had been informed.

It is the worst crash since August last year when 30 soldiers, including 22 elite navy SEAL commandos, died when their helicopter came down in eastern Afghanistan

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:59

Six Projects Complete In Samangan

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Aybak (BNA) Six projects have been completed through National Solidarity Program in Aybak city, Samangan province.
Eng. Mohammad Aman Director of Rural Development Department of Samangan told this news agency, these projected have been completed at the cost of seven million Afghanis from Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry budget with 10% share of people.
According to him, these projects completed in Gozar Hashya Arab Mosque, Karti Aqab Seenama and Karti Sabaz of Aybak city. The projected included three Cultural and Social Centers and three water supply dams.
With completion of these projects, shortages of drinking water of 600 families have been tickled, the source said.
According to Eng. Mohammad Mohammadi, Head of Rural Development Programs of Samangan, till now 353 projects have been approved in 187 villages and 271 million Afghanis was invested for the mentioned projects, that out of which 324 projects have completed and 29 others are in progress.
Translated By: Rateb

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:25

ISAF Detains 4 Members Of A Family In Khost

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Khost (BNA) A member of Development Council of Khost with three others was detained by ISAF yesterday. 
Security officials of Khost said that ISAF have detained a member of Development Council of Nadershahkot district of that province along with three others. 
Jamal Nasir governor of Nadershahkot district of Khost province said to BNA, ISAF in an operation, arrested a member of Development Council of Nadershahkot district named Kabtan with his son and his two nephews. 
According to him, the operation took place without awareness of district authorities. 
According to the source, the member of development council and three members of his family had no relation with armed insurgents and they worked with state foundations in that district. 
According to ISAF press release, Afghan and foreign forces detained a commander of Taliban group in Nadershahkot district of Khost province last night.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzasda

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:20

Tribal Influential Killed In Kandahar

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) A member of Reformatory Council and tribal influential of Dand district of Kandahar province was killed by unknown men today. 
Zalmai Ayoobi in charge of Kandahar press office said to BNA, this event occurred in the vicinities of 10th district of Kandahar province. 
Unidentified men fired on Naem Agha member of Kandahar Reformatory Council of Dand district and tribal influential of that province and killed him, said the source.
According to Ayoobi the assailants succeeded to flee and police started investigation for arresting of the attackers. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 08:15

Congratulatory Message Send

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) On behalf of Dr, Zulmay Rasool, Afghan minister of foreign affairs has delivered a congratulatory message to Dr. Saaduddin Al-Usmani, Moroccan foreign affairs minister of Morocco on the occasion of his appointment as foreign minister of that country. 
The message said, “Besides offering warm greeting, I’m happy to offer you warm greetings and best wishes on the occasion of your appointment as foreign minister of Morocco. 
The message stressed on further relations between the two countries.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) More than 1200 families who are living under tents in Qamber Square area of Kabul on Monday received fire wood provided by Afghan ministry of refugees and returnees. 
The families who have been recently displaced from their home provinces as Helmand, Urozgan and Kandahar are poorly spending their day and night under tents, but a number of other people have chosen such life to get assistance provided by various government and non-government organizations, according to residents of the area. 
According to Mehr Khuda Sabar, head of emergency for Afghan ministry of refugees and returnees, due to the request of the ministry, a German organization has provided fire wood, winter stuffs, heater and blankets costing 600,000 Euro and were distributed to nearly 3900 displaced families living under tents in various areas of Kabul city. 
Sabar said distribution of 1800 blankets, 1600 heaters and 800 pair of winter clothes are determined to be distributed to the displaced families in the city. 
He added the German organization is to cooperate with the ministry in providing tents for the families.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 07:30

Six Prisoners Handed-over To Their Families

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) Six prisoners who have been released from Bagram prison were submitted on Tuesday to their families in Helmand province. 
According to Helmand governor office, the individuals who are residents of Helmand, Herat, Kandahar and Urozgan provinces were submitted to their families in a ceremony held with participation of Helmand governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal, members of provincial peace council and a number of tribal elders. 
In the ceremony Mohammad Gulab Mangal expressed happiness over the release of the Afghan prisoners and said it is needed to jointly work for stability and development of the country. 
He asked the newly released prisoners to work for consolidation of peace process in the province and cooperate with the process in order that security and stability are maintained in the country.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) UNICEF is to spend $55, 7 million through international partnership convention for development of Afghan education in the country. 
The agreement was signed on Tuesday between Afghan minister of education Farooq Wardak and a representative of UNICEF Peter Kroli here in Kabul. 
After signing agreement, Afghan minister of education said,  “according to the agreement, the amount is to be spent in 55 districts of Ghor, Badhis, Daikundi, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Nimroz, Farah, Samangan, Kandahar, Zabul Nooristan and Helmand provinces for capacity building, increase of women teachers, construction of 2500 schools and enhancement of professional skills of 6000 teachers through seminars and workshops. 
The Afghan minister appreciated UNICEF and International Partnership Convention for the assistance and support for improvement of education in the country. 
UNICEF representative to Afghanistan said, “UNICEF has been working with Afghan government in education sector for the past 60 years, adding investment in education sector is a reasonable investment that we could achieve good outcomes. 
He said implementation of the projects will be started by Afghan ministry of education, while UNICEF will be monitoring the projects.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The message notes that we were informed with regret that the country’s knowledge able scholar Mawlawi Sayed Abdul Rahman Agha has died may his departed soul rest in peace. 
Late Mawlavi Abdul Rahman, famous teacher, influential personality of Badakhshan and one of the founders of nationwide ulema council of Afghanistan has served all his life in training students and took active part in Jehad of the people of Afghanistan and strived towards ensuring peace and stability. 
The council considers his death a loss and wishes peace for his soul and patience for his bereaved family, the esteemed ulema, and the Mujahid nation of Afghanistan and the people of Badakhshan.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 07:17

UN To Stay With Afghanistan, New Envoy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Yan Kobish, the UN secretary general special envoy for Afghanistan arrived in Kabul yesterday addressing reporters at the airport that the UN would not leave Afghanistan alone. 
The UN secretary general has appointed Yan Kobish from Slovakia as his special envoy for Afghanistan and head of the UN Mission (UNAMA) on the 23rd November 2011. 
He was executive secretary of the UN economic commission for Europe. 
Yan Kbish added that Afghanistan is progressing and the UN shall remain on the side of the people of Afghanistan. 
Kobish has three decades of diplomacy, policy and international economy experience. 
Kobish has served as foreign minister of Slovakia from 2006 to 2009 and served as chairman of ministerial council committee of Europe and chairman of organization for security and cooperation of Europe. 
He was appointed at the end of 1990 as the UN secretary general’s envoy for Tajikistan and head of the UN assessment in this country. 
Kobish after graduation from the government institute of international relations of Moscow has served from 1976 to 1992 at the foreign ministry of former Czechoslovakia. 
He is familiar with the Slovak, English, Russian, Czech and French languages. 
He is married and has one daughter and has been born in 1952 in Bratislava.