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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Four personnel of the national army were martyred and eight others sustained injures as roadside bombs struck military vehicles elsewhere in the country.
BNA reported, two sliders were martyred in Balablok district of Farah province and two others lost their lives in Wardak and Kandahar respectively, while eight others sustained injures elsewhere in the country.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:46

Senate Questions Minister Afzali

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The senate meeting chaired by Fazel Hadi Muslimyar summoned Amina Afzali the minister for work, social affairs, martyrs and disabled and questioned her.
First the senators discussed the law on work and retirement, the privileges of disabled and lack of job security and pension for the employees of private sector.  However, minister Afzali said that there are job opportunities for 1.8 million people in the country.  Nevertheless, she described the security problems and lack of encouragement by government as the reason for unemployment in the country.  Briefing the house, senator Sayed Farakh Shah on his visit to Faryab in the company of defense minister and ranking officials of the interior ministry said the security forces had defeated the Taliban rebels in Qaisar, Almar and Ghormach districts.
Meantime, Senator Zalmai Zabuli focused on the criticism of some journalists against minister for information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen on not constitution of the commission for violation of press law, not allowing journalists to the Ghazni festival as capital of Islamic civilization and losing several vehicles from the compound of RTA.  Zabuli also said that the absence of minister of information and culture in the commission of complaint commission and not airing the speeches and pictures of Zabulil in the sessions of the commissions are linked to the minister for information and culture.
According to another report some students and teachers of Zarghona Girl School visited the national assembly and its proceeding.  They also presented their proposal to deputy of the house to Mohmammad Alam Azedyar and received promise for cooperation.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:46

11 Insurgents Killed

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 11 insurgents were killed in cleansing operations by Afghan security forces.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan security forces in last 24 hours conducted several cleansing operations in the relevant areas of Nangarhar, Parwan, Kunduz, Kandahar, Logar, Herat and Helmand province which caused the killing of 11 insurgents.
It has been said that five Taliban were wounded and 8 others arrested, a quantity of weapons and ammunition and 3 motorcycles were seized.
According to another report, the national police personnel discovered and defused 2 anti-vehicle mines which were planted by insurgents for terrorist activities in the relevant areas of Urozgan and Jouzjan provinces.
Another report says that, the Kabul police zone arrested 7 people on charges of murder and rubbery from 4th, 13th precincts of Paghman district.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday 15, May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket Team defeated United Arab Emirates during the final match of Asia Elite Cup in Malaysia and qualified for Under-19 World Cup.
Around ten nations had participated in Under-19 championship which started earlier this month in Malaysia and the championship ended with the victory of Afghanistan. United Arab Emirates (UAE) elected to bat first after winning the toss and scored 59 runs by losing all their batsmen in 27 Overs.
Afghanistan bowlers Zia-ur-Rahman took 4 wickets, Hashmatullah Shahidi took 3 wickets, while Zahir Shahzad  and Syed Sherzad took one wickets each. On the batting side, Afghanistan batsmen managed to chase the score in 11 Overs without losing any wickets, after Hashmatullah Shahidi and Mangal made an unbeaten partnership. Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi was announced as the man of the match after scoring an unbeaten 50 runs. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chief Executive Officer Shahzada Masood, ACB Executive Director Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad and other ACB officials conveyed their congratulatory message to Afghanistan for the victory of Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team in the championship. ACB Executive Director Dr. Noor Mohammad said the Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team’s performance was outstanding and Afghanistan Cricket Board is expecting similar performance by the team during Under-19 World Cup.

Wednesday 15, May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Officials of Afghanistan’s investment department have announced that domestic production factories are prepared to establish their branch offices inside the military facilities of foreign troops and the main purpose of the decision is to develop sales of domestic products among the foreigners.
Commenting on the move, Wafiullah Eftekhar, spokesman of Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) told media that foreign institutions stationed in Afghanistan should prefer domestic products due its high quality and low price. International investment is nourishing in Afghanistan and several foreign firms have expressed willingness to invest in Afghanistan, said Wafiullah Eftekhar, adding that in the trade fair held on 20-22 of Hamal in the grand hall of Mualana Jalaluddin Balkhi at least nineteen private production factories had displayed their products including food items and transformational equipment and nearly 40,000 people visited the exhibition and holding of such trade fairs would have tangible impacts on economic growth of the country. Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) intends to hold more exhibitions to in center and provinces of the country for introducing domestic products. In the trade fair held in western provinces of Herat producers displayed several kinds of products same as carpet, marble, PVC, motor bikes and shows, said Wafiullah Eftekhar spokesman of AISA. Meanwhile, Sher Baz Kamin Zada head of Afghan Industrialist Association accused the government of not focusing on industrial growth of the country asking the govt to honor all commitments made to Afghanistan. At the same time, nationals of the country have emphasized on expansion of domestic products to fulfill needs of the country and decline reliance to foreign low quality products. Local resident Hakim said that in the past several productions factories were working in the country like Hokhast Pharmaceutical Company, Boot Aho Shows Company and people of the country preferred to purchase these products, but now domestic productions are zero as compare to the necessities of the people into products. It’s vital to mention that the first exhibition of national industrial products had been held on Qaws of last year in Kabul and government of Afghanistan had pledged to private sector to facilitate them in all fields. But the govt failed to honor its commitments sough to the industrialists and private sector.

Wednesday 15, May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Currently three phases of security responsibility transition from NATO forces to Afghan security forces have been successfully completed and the fourth round is to conclude soon that during this period some NATO forces evacuated their respective areas and others to leave according to the schedule.
The successful transition of security responsibility to Afghan forces demonstrates the ANSF war capabilities as these forces maintained security in their areas and thwarted the enemy conspiracies.
So it clearly indicates that the ANSF retain enough capacity to defend from the national sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the country without support of foreign forces. Strengthening of ANSF forces have created trepidation among the government armed oppositions and through false propagation strive to create the state of chaos and horror among the Afghan people that as if after the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country ANSF can’t preserve security in the country.
Calling the assertions as baseless president Karzai time and again has said that after 2014, Afghan people will observe a prosperous and stable Afghanistan but the president also emphasized on training and equipping of ANSF and has always asked from the US and NATO to equip the ANSF with heavy and light modern weaponries and war planes. President Karzai`s proposal holds significant role in combat against terrorism. War on terror requires strong support of the international community as the Afghan government alone can’t pursue the process.
Afghanistan neighboring countries interference in domestic affairs of the country confronts the Afghan government with serious security threats. Pakistani’s artillery attacks on border provinces, construction of illegal gates and military installations inside the Afghan territory are those issues that the world society should seriously focus on and acquire guarantee from the neighboring Pakistan on its non-reconstruction.
Neighboring Pakistan should respect Afghanistan territorial integrity and its activities are against all accepted international norms, provocative and unacceptable to the Afghan government and the government of Pakistan must halt them immediately. On May 2nd Pakistani forces attacked on Goshta district of Nangarhar province responded firmly by the brave Afghan security forces that resulted in killing of nine Pakistani forces and wounding of 40 others. ANSF demolished Pakistani military  post inside territory of Afghanistan in Goshta district and successfully thwarted the enemy plan. It’s while Afghanistan has before through diplomatic efforts asked Pakistan to immediately halt unilateral activities along the Durand Line and also expressed grave concern about the Pakistani military unilateral fortifications and physical reinforcement activities along the Durand Line in areas close to the Goshta district of Nangarhar province.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:01

News In Brief

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 14) The Afghan and coalition security force killed a mid-level Taliban leader, Jalal, during an operation in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, today.
Jalal was in charge of a group of fighters responsible for improvised explosive device, rocket-propelled grenade and small arms attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
He was also involved in trafficking weapons and suicide vests, in addition to engaging in kidnapping and reconnaissance operations.
In other news throughout Afghanistan:
The Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and two other insurgents during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, today.
The leader and his subordinates are responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He manages numerous weapons caches in the local area used to supply Taliban cells prior to conducting insurgent operations.
Report says, the Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today.
The facilitator is responsible for procuring and distributing weapons and military equipment to insurgent groups in Nad ‘Ali and Nahr-e Saraj districts. The facilitator also leads a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also seized one AK-47, two pistols, four magazines and ammunition as a result of the operation.
The Afghan and coalition security force wounded one insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, yesterday.
The leader directs the movement of Taliban fighters, IED materials, weapons, ammunition and supplies. He also has operational control of a group of insurgents responsible for attacks against Afghan civilians in the local area, as well as Afghan and coalition forces.
Also the Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the arrest of a senior Taliban leader during an operation in Marjeh district, Helmand province, yesterday.
The leader is in charge of at least seven separate groups of Taliban insurgents responsible for attacks on Afghan and coalition forces throughout Helmand province.
He is involved in all stages of operations, including procuring weapons and ammunition, planning attacks and executing those plans. He and his insurgent fighters are also involved in kidnapping Afghan National Security Force members.
Another report said, the Afghan National Army Special Forces enabled by coalition forces killed one insurgent and wounded another after they were observed emplacing an IED along a patrol route used by Afghan and Coalition Security Forces in Shindand district, Herat province, yesterday. Following the engagement two additional insurgents were killed by their own IED as they were traveling back toward the location of the first IED.
T. Rateb

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The competitions of the premier league ended with success of Foroozi team.
According to the BNA, these competitions were launched with participation of 14 teams in National Olympic Committee sport ground, finally Foroozi and Urdo teams went to the final and the game between these two teams ended with penalties three to two to the benefit of Foroozi team and this took the first positions and the Urdo team took the second.
Abdul Basir Qayoumi football federation deputy of Kabul said, in the contest Hashmatullah Barekzai by scoring 17 goals obtained the title of Master of goal.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:34

Suicide Attack Prevented

Tuesday May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A suicide attack was prevented in Charkh district of Logar province yesterday evening.
Logar coordination central command told BNA, a suicide attacker attaching explosive material on his body want to explode himself in military station, identified by security forces and shot to death.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:31

Hundred School Girls Poisoned In Balkh

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) More than one hundred school girls were poisoned in Khurasan school of Mazare-Sharif city.
The poisoned students transferred to the hospital and presently their health condition is improving.
Qais Mehir Hayeen education chief of Balkh said BNA, these girls were poisoned because of the gases arising from a septic well located near the school.
But an employee of health care center of Mazare-Sharif who wanted to be anonymous said BNA, the incident has been caused by the release of the poisoning materials in the school environment the symptoms could be observed on students.
Some students said they were poisoned by smelling a gas in compound of school, and then became unconscious.
It should be mentioned that hundreds of school girls have been poisoned so far.
The education authorities blame septic wells for these kinds of incidents.