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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Barack Obama visited Mr. Assadullah Khalid, Director of the National Directorate of Security, at the hospital where Mr. Khaild is undergoing treatment.
President Obama condemned the failed assassination attack against Mr. Khalid and expressed sympathy about the injury Mr. Assadullah Khalid sustained in the attack. 
President Obama inquired about the treatment Mr. Khalid is undergoing and expresses satisfaction at the progress of his health condition.

Sunday, December 23, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) President Hamid Karzai held meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Marliano Rakhoi in Presidential Palace yesterday.
In the meeting matters pertaining mutual interests including enhancing cooperation came under discussion.
The Spanish Prime Minister, Besides conveying that country’s king good wishes and salutations to President Karzai, saying Spain wished to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 and continue its support  to Afghans. 
The Prime Minister noted that Spain during its presence in Badghis and Herat over the past 10 years did its best to improve the living condition of people’s.
He also stated that Spain is ready to help Afghanistan in the fields of solar system, irrigation, construction and railways and wants to invest in these sectors. 
Expressing his gratitude over Spain’s contribution to Afghanistan over the past decade, p[resident Karzai noted that Afghans would welcome Spanish investment in Afghanistan.
He also said that the communication companies have 18 million subscribers today.  The president also briefed Spanish Prime Minister on the coming elections to be held in 2014, saying the government would do its best to ensure transparency in the elections and enable Afghans to elect their present.

Sunday, December 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has condemned in its strongest term the terrorist attack in Peshawar that killed Bashir Ahmad Bilour the senior minister in Khyber Pashtunkhwa province yesterday.
In a statement released by Presidential Palace, the president described it as a coward terrorist act carried out by the enemies of peace and stability in both sides of the Durand Line. 
The president also wished great patience for the families of the victims and prayed for the early recovery of those injured in the incident which claimed eight lives and wounded 18 others.

Sunday, December 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) “In my opinion, corruption in Afghanistan has two dimensions which includes the weakness of government in implementing the law and imported corruption by foreigners and its encouraging in Afghanistan,” President Hamid Karzai said in his address to mark the World Counter-Corruption Day here yesterday. 
In a ceremony held in Amany Lycee, the president stated that the struggle against corruption wills not yield the result unless the main root causes corruption is eliminated. 
Terming corruption as bitter reality in Afghanistan, the president went on to say that corruption in government departments is at the level of bribe, while in other part is reaches millions of dollars which has been imposed to weaken the system in Afghanistan. 
Calling on the international community to support Afghanistan in fighting corruption, the present noted that corruption as instrument to push for vicious political design will not deliver, because Afghanistan has been moving towards national sovereignty and independence.
President Karzai also said that honest cooperation of international community in fighting corruption to boost Afghan government’s ability many folds. 
President Karzai also said with the polo out of international troops in 2014 all their establishments will wrapped in Afghanistan and thus the source of corruption will be closed down which eventually benefit Afghanistan. 
The big corruption in Afghanistan is agreements and deals coming from abroad and given to government officials and their relatives, the president said, adding the private security firms were the big source of corruption particularly on the highways and involved the police, district chiefs and governors. 
To overcome the corruption, the president said that the law must be simplified and job security should be ensured to government employees. 
About his upcoming visit to US, the president noted, “We are ready to reach agreement on security pact with US, it benefits Afghanistan, and we hope the US to accept Afghanistan’s interest”.
During the visit to US, President Karzai said that Afghanistan would put forward its demands, above all equipping and training Afghanistan national security forces. 
He also pointed out the Afghanistan’s national sovereignty should be respected.  The president also noted inking security agreement in the presence of running jails and arresting by foreigners means we have handed over our national sovereignty to others, and in this case the Afghan nation would not pardon anyone to do so.

Sunday, 23 December 2012 04:43

Cloths Selling Market Take Fire In Kabul

Sunday, December 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A fire occurred in a cloth selling Market near Sara-e-Shahzada at the first police precinct of Kabul last night. 
BNA reported, this fire started at 11:00pm last night. 
It is said that the fire continues and personnel of firefighter Dept. make efforts to bring the fire under control.  The reason behind the fire is not clear yet. 

Saturday, 22 December 2012 11:02

2 Armed Taliban Killed In Zabul

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Qalat (BNA) Two armed Taliban were killed in the outskirts of Zabul province last night. 
Mohammad Sediq governor of Shahjou district said to BNA, two armed Taliban were killed in the bazaar of Shahjou district when they attacked on the car of Jelani Farahi police chief of the mentioned district. 
It is said that in the clash between Taliban and security forces, two bodyguards of police chief were wounded but Jelani Farahi had no injury in this clash. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 22 December 2012 11:02

4 Policemen Martyred In Kapisa

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) Four policemen were martyred and a civilian wounded in attack of armed militants in Kapisa province. 
The Shamshad 202 police zone press office said to BNA, armed militants attacked on several security posts in Dolan area of Kapisa province, in which four policemen were martyred and a civilian wounded. 
T. Suraya-Yarzadas

Saturday, 22 December 2012 11:00

Explosion Wounds 4 Civilians In Ghazni

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) Four civilians including a woman and an official of national security Dept. were wounded in explosion in Ghazni province this morning. 
Fazel Ahmad Sabawon spokesman for Ghazni governor said to BNA, this event happened when a mine was placed in a motorbike near a vegetable market in the center of Ghazni province in which four civilians were wounded. 
An Eyewitness said to BNA among the wounded civilians, an official of 1st district of national security of Ghazni is included. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 22 December 2012 10:56

13 Rebels Arrested In Nangrhar

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 13 armed rebels were arrested by special contingent personal police in Nangarhar province yesterday. 
The Shamshad 202 police zone press office said to BNA, these rebels were arrested from Ghaziabad village, Batikot district in an operation of the mentioned contingent. 
According to another report, two civilians were wounded in explosion of min in Baten village, Acheen district of Nangarhar province when their vehicle struck with a planted mine. 
Meanwhile, the security police of Khogyani district commandment of Nangarhar province arrested two persons on charges of poppy cultivation. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:10

New School Building Inaugurated In Nangarhar

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The new building school for Behsood district of Nangarhar province was inaugurated by the in charge of education Dept. of that province and came under utilization. 
BNA reported, the building of this school has been constructed in two stories with the financial assistance of Japan (JICA) office within one year and has 16 classrooms, 4 administrative rooms and other educational facilities. 
In this school 2000 students learn which previously they faced with shortage of classrooms. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada