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Thursday, September 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran yesterday morning, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two sides discussed the wide range of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.
The delegation of 35 members headed by the Iranian Foreign Minister arrived in Kabul to attend the fourth meeting of the Afghanistan-Iran joint commission.
The fourth meeting of the joint commission attended by the two countries’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:10

Two Armed Groups Joint Peace Process In Balkh

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Two armed opposition groups joint peace process in Balkh province.
The press office of National Security Directorate (NSD) told BNA, two armed opposition groups each has 15 members leaded by commanders Mullah Mohammad Dawood and Mullah Noor Mohammad residents of Charboldak district of Balkh province joint peace process on the efforts of NSD personnel.
The mentioned groups had anti-government activities since long time back in related areas of Balkh, put down their arms and joint peace process in a special ceremony with participation of state authorities.
These men promised to take part in ensuring of peace and reconstruction of projects in their areas and continue their peaceful life.
T. Rateb
 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:09

12 Armed Taliban Killed

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 12 armed oppositions killed, 5 injured and 2 others arrested during the operations of Afghan National Army.
The press office of National Defense Ministry told this news agency, during the mopping up operations of ANA soldiers in the related areas of Mili Khail, Dahan Kohna Khomar, Kota Asher and center of Logar province 12 armed rebels killed that the bodies of two left on the area yet, 5 injured and 2 others arrested.
In these operations a quantity of arms and ammunitions have seized by ANA. The ANA had no casualties in these operations.
The ANA soldiers arrested two insurgents from related areas of Imam Saheb of Kunduz province with a Kalashnikov and send them for more investigations to the related organs.
On firing of rocket by enemies and roadside mine explosions in the related areas of Farah, Logar, Kandahar and Maidan-Wardak provinces an ANA soldier martyred and six others injured.
T. Rateb
 

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The fourth meeting of the joint commission for cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran was held on 4th and 5th of September, 2012 in Kabul.
The Afghan delegation was chaired by H.E. Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Iranian delegation by H.E. Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
At this meeting, which was convened in a friendly environment, the delegations of the two countries deliberating on the progress made in realizing the provisions contained within the MoU of the third joint commission meeting, conducted constructive negotiations on the key issues of cooperation in different areas.
At this meeting, Dr. Zalmai Rassoul said, “I am pleased that we are hosting the fourth periodic joint commission meeting in Kabul. Fortunately, some good mechanisms of cooperation in different areas have been established between the two friendly and brotherly countries over the past years. Such visits are a manifestation of our friendship.”
“Since the establishment of the joint commission, at the periodic meetings, among which was the first meeting in Tehran, some important decisions have been made with regard to the enhancement of cooperation in the projects involving infrastructure, trade, investment, transport and capacity building, which have been realized in most areas or are process” recalled Dr. Rassoul.
Dr. Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, pointing to the Chabahar Port as a new transit route for Afghanistan, said “Now on, certainly, no one can say Afghanistan is a land locked country. Afghanistan, rather, is a country, like every other country, that has access to the open waters, and this is a great achievement for the government and people of Afghanistan and a great achievement for the government and people of Iran.”
After the meeting, the two countries’ foreign ministers signed the Memorandum of Understanding of the fourth joint commission meeting between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Subsequently, the two foreign ministers addressing a press conference provided explanations to the journalists on the achievements and results of the meeting.
The Memorandum of Understanding which consists of 54 Articles covers the two countries’ cooperation in the areas of trade and customs, transport, insurance and banking, energy, culture, science and education, consulate affairs, security and border affairs, and other areas of cooperation such as health, agriculture, communication and mines.
The first joint commission meeting on cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran was held to enhance economic, trade, cultural and consulate areas in 2001. The second meeting of the commission was held in 2006 in Kabul and the third in 2010 for two days in Tehran. The fifth meeting of the joint commission is due to be held in 2013 in Tehran.
 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:19

Terrorist Plot Failed In Parwan

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The personnel of anti-crime department of Sham Shad zone arrested two suicide attackers from the north of Kabul province last night.
The press office of Sham Shad 202 zone told BNA, two suicide attackers wanted to carry out terrorist attacks on the vehicles of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim first vice president and General Besmellah Mohammadi acting minister of defense on the 19 of Sunbula (September 9) on Do-Saraka Bagram area were arrested before arriving to their target in an operative operation of anti-crime department personnel with their suicide vests from Qalai Khowja Parwan.
The arrested suspects confessed to their crimes and said, they were made ready for suicide attacks by the order of Mawlave Esmail an active member of Taliban.
T. Rateb
 

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 38 rockets have been fired by Pakistan military forces on Kunar province last night.
The press office of regional zone of Sham Shad 202 commandment told BNA, these rockets have fired from the others side of border on Dangam district of Kunar province which had no casualties.
T. Rateb
 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:08

Several Taliban Insurgents Arrested In Helmand

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Helmand (BNA) Several Taliban rebels arrested in a military operation in Helmand province.
These rebels arrested in a military operation of Afghan and NATO forces from Nadali district of Helmand province this morning.
It is said that in this operation tens kilogram of explosives of the armed Taliban have seized.
NATO in a press statement told BNA, these rebels were arrested from their hideout in the west of Nadali district by Afghan and NATO forces.
NATO said a number of heavy and light weapons of the insurgents have seized from this hideout.
Regarding the casualties of Afghan-NATO and civilians have not mentioned in the statement.
T. Rateb
 

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 10:59

2700 Kg Explosive Devices Seized In Kandahar

Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Kabul (BNA) NATO said they arrested, three experts of making roadside bombs for rebels in Kandahar province and seized 2700 kg of explosive devices from their hideouts. 
These Taliban were arrested in a combined operation while they were making bombs in their hideouts in the vicinities of Maiwand district. 
NATO press statement said to BNA, these militias made bombs for terrorist attacks of Taliban rebels. 
NATO said, the seized explosive devices were destroyed in that area. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Lashkarga (BNA) Local authorities of Helmand province said that the plan of armed Taliban for capturing of Mosa-Qala district failed. 
According to the authorities, Taliban launching four days armed attacks wanted to take the control of Mosa-Qala district but they failed. 
It is said that the four days armed attacks carried out by Taliban on security posts of this district was failed. 
Daud Ahmadi spokesman of Helmand governor said to BNA, in these attacks at least 20 Taliban rebels including Mullah Zarif commander of them was killed and five others were wounded. 
He confirmed three security forces were lost their lives in defense from Mosa-Qala district and 4 others were wounded. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 10:46

14 Armed Taliban Killed In Balkh

Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Balkh (BNA) 14 armed Taliban was killed in a military operation in Balkh province this morning. 
These rebels were came under attack by combined forces in their hideouts belong to Chamtal district and killed. 
NATO press statement said to BNA, in this military operation, 14 armed Taliban were killed and tens of their light and heavy arms were seized. 
It should be said that the aim of launching of this military operation was arresting of rebels’ commander, but he was not present in the area. 
NATO said, in this operation clash happened between the two sides and14 rebels have been killed in this operation. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada