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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:00

12 Drug Smugglers Face-up To 20 Years

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s Apples Court of the Criminal Justice Tack Force (CJTF) sentenced 12 people in the past week for offences related to illegal drug activity, the anti-narcotics body said Tuesday.
The sentences, ranging from five 20 years in prison, await approval by the Supreme Court, CJTF press office said.
Ten of the 12 people were arrested in Baghlan, Helmand, and Kandahar, Pajshir, Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Three mine planters of Taliban were detained by frontier police of Herat province yesterday. 
According to interior ministry press office, these mine planters wanted to place a mine in Torghondi border counter ship of that province, were arrested by frontier police in that province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Four policemen martyred and five others including police chief of Mosa Qala district wounded in a suicide attack today. 
This event occurred before noon while three suicide bombers were firing entered into the building of police commandment of Mosa Qala district. 
Two attackers after entering into the building blew up themselves and the 3rd attacker was killed by Afghan forces. 
Daoud Ahmadi spokesman of Helmand governor said to BNA, in this attack, 4 policemen were martyred and 5 others including Abdul Wali Kooca security commander of the district was injured.  
Meanwhile, doctors in Lashkarga hospital, called health condition of the injured polices critical. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:44

180 Kg Of Narcotics Discovered In Helmand

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Helmand (BNA) A narcotic depot of Taliban discovered in Helmand province today. 
According to reports, this depot has been discovered in an operation of Afghan and NATO forces from outskirts of Nadali district. 
According to NATO press release to BNA, 180 kg of narcotics were discovered from this depot. 
The statment, said nothing about arresting of armed Taliban and clash between them. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:43

Incomes Of Farah Customhouse Increase

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Farah (BNA) The incomes of Farah Customhouse increased 60 per cent in the year 1390 than last year. 
Mohammad Hashim Speenzada governor of Farah said to BNA, the incomes of customhouse of this province reached more than one Milliard Afghani in the year 1390 and showed 60 per cent increase than 1389. 
According to the officials of Farah customhouse, the reason of increase is collection of passage transit duty and prevention of corruption in related offices. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:28

Casualties Of Herat Incident Increase

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Herat (BNA) Number victims of suicide attack in Herat province reached to 11 people. 
It is said that five injured of this event after transferring to the Hospital lost their lives due to serious injurers. 
According to reports, a suicide attacker exploded his car full of explosive materials in front of Gorza district building in Herat province.
In this event, 11 civilians including a woman and four soldiers were martyred and 17 other were wounded. 
Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai spokesman of regional hospital of Herat said that 11 people including a woman and four Afghan soldiers were martyred and 17 others civilians were wounded. 
He called health condition of 2 injured persons critical. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister for Water and Power Mohammad Ismal Khan left Kabul for India the other day to attend the international conference on Water and Food Security, held in New Delhi Delegates from more than 20 countries and international organizations would attend the conference.
Speaking to journalists at Kabul international airport the minister said in talks with Indian officials at the sideline of the conference he would seek more Indian support in the field of water and power to Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:18

Two Militants Commanders Killed

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghan and NATO-led forces during joint operation in Almar district of Faryab province killed two commanders of militants, ISAF said in a statement released here the other day.
The name of those killed is Osmani Sahib who is a senior leader of Uzbekistan Islamic Movement (UIM).
He is the second leader of UIM has been killed after the killing of Makhdom Nasrat who was killed in Shirin Tagab district in March.
Furthermore, the joint forces had killed another Taliban militant commander Shamsdin in Wardoj district of Badakhshan province the other day.
Shamsudin was involved in organizing roadsides and suicide bombing against Afghan and the coalition forces.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The India Steel Minister, Beni Prasad Verma, said on Monday that his country was interested in investment in landlocked Afghanistan.
The visiting Indian union minister inked an agreement with Mines Minister Wahidullah   Shahrani on developing Afghanistan’s iron-ore reserves and promoting its steel industry.
We want to step up investment here, Verma said, adding that an agreement signed in October last year offered a good opportunity for India’s increased investment in Afghanistan.
Calling India the second largest iron producer in the world, Shahrani hoped the agreement would pave the way for greater economic cooperation between the two countries.
He promised the India government and private companies would be encouraged to invest in Afghanistan’s steel and sectors.
The accord is in line with the bilateral strategic cooperation agreement inked on October 2011.
Other agreements in areas of coal mine and cement will be concluded in the near future.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The military court in Kandahar had awarded capital punishment to a soldier on charge of killing an officer.
The soldier Noor Mohammad is accused of firing and killing his officer last year.
Meantime, General Islaudin Nizamyar the head of military court in 205th Corp said the accused can appeal against the court ruling.