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Monday, 25 March 2013 11:14

Four Civilians Killed

Monday March 26, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In a clash between demonstrators and police forces, four civilians were killed in Herat province.
The incident happened this morning which outraged demonstrators and security forces clashed.
Apparently the protesters came into the street after a child was hit by a police vehicle.
Faramarz one of the protesters told BNA, a police vehicle with high speed hit a child and killed him.
He added the soldiers riding on the vehicle want to escape but stopped by the local residents.
But some media reported that this ten year old child was targeted by commando forces and died.
Also the residents of Shindand Herat claim that security forces attacking their peaceful demonstration killed four people.
Noorkhan Naikzad spokesman of Herat police confirmed the killing of civilians during the demonstration.
Reportedly protests are still continuing demonstration in Shindand district, Herat province.
 

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Police forces of Faryab province arrested four people in charge of drug trafficking.
Sayed Masoud Yahqobi media responsible of Faryab province said to BNA, the smugglers packed 7 kg opium in a vehicle and wanted to smuggle it from Maimana city to Andkhoi city, arrested by the local police.
 

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:11

Mine Explosion Martyrs 12 Year Old Child

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The explosion of a remote control mine martyred a 12 year old child yesterday in Kunar province.
Shamshad 202 military unit press office reported BNA, the Taliban insurgents placing a remote control mine in Koot area of Murwara district of Kunar province, martyred a 12 years old child.
 

Monday, 25 March 2013 07:17

Editorial

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As a result of the explosion of Taliban planted mine in a village in Mian Nushin district, Kandahar province 4 children lost their lives and also Taliban firing on an infant and her mother killed them day before yesterday. Committing these heinous and inhumane crimes, Taliban once again made it clear that they are fighting against the people and children of this country.
BNA commentator who closely follows military incidents writes:
Four children lost their lives and two other wounded as a result of a blast in Zeento village, Mian Nushin district, Kandahar province.
The security authorities of that province confirming the incident said, it was a remote controlled bomb consciously targeted the innocent children. In a similar incident a 12 year old boy was killed in Kuner province. What had happened in Mian Nushin and Kuner have been occurred again and again in the past, these brutal and barbaric crimes clearly show that the brutality and mercilessness of Taliban knows no any border for reaching their evil goals. Suicide attack on small aged peddlers in Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul city which killed six children, firing on two children in Ghazni because their father was an officer of national police, assassinating a 12 year old child in Panjway district Kandahar province whose brother served as a member of police, executing a child in Helmand province accused for spying for state forces, suicide attack in central Baghlan which led to the martyrdom of some parliament members and tens of students and other criminal incidents among them roadside planting mines which mostly take the lives of civilians are among notorious acts of Taliban are carried out in instruction of their bosses living on the other side of Afghan borders. Committing such crimes, notorious Taliban try to create fear and intimidation among people. Using a scuffling and tense situation, they try to exploit the people and to continue their inhumane political life.
Shamefully, Taliban carry out such heinous and evil acts in name of Islam, while the great prophet of Islam says those who torture children are not among my followers. Meanwhile international community establishing international conventions insists on observing the rights of children especially during the war time. Ignoring all these, Taliban are continuing their barbaric deeds in instruction of their foreign masters, this proves that they have no any other job but killing Afghans.
According to the reports released by prestigious international organizations, Taliban were responsible for 90% casualties among civilians. While Taliban ruthlessly use improvised explosive device against people, Afghanistan has signed Ottawa convention which bans producing, selling, purchasing and importing such fatal materials. Joining to Ottawa convention indicates that Afghanistan gives high value to the life of mankind and the safety of its nationals while armed oppositions act contrary to that.   
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director
 

Monday, 25 March 2013 07:15

Nine Taliban Militants Killed

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In joint cleanup operations which were launched by Afghan security forces during the past 24 hours, nine armed Taliban killed.
According to Interior ministry press office to BNA, the operation launched in the relevant areas of Kunar, Badakhshan and Nemroz provinces in which 9 armed rebels killed, 17 injured and one arrested.
The operations were launched for cleaning the provinces from the existence of armed Taliban.
In these operations amount of light and heavy weapons were captured and there were no casualties among police forces.
According to another report, Afghan police forces discovered and defused nine different anti-vehicle mines from relevant areas of Helmand, Kandahar, Faryab and Baghlan provinces.
 

 Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Two people arrested in charge of drug smuggling by police forces in Nemroz province.
Mohammad Kabir Andarabi police chief of Nemroz province said BNA, 45 kilograms of heroin captured from the traffickers.
The sources added, the smugglers placed the drugs in a Vehicle and arrested by police from relevant areas of Zaranj city.
 

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Russian, Indian and Turkish ambassador to Kabul held a joint meeting with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice president.
At the meeting Khalili called the role of Turkey, Russia and India as outstanding in reconstruction of Afghanistan and emphasized on further expansion of relations between regional countries and in helping regional peace and security and economic growth.
Khalili thanked the ambassadors over their countries good will towards Afghanistan and called progress in the region dependent on joint efforts among them.
Baset Outurk the Turkish ambassador, Oustessian the Russian Federation ambassador and Gatam Makhu Padia the Indian ambassador to Kabul spoke at this meeting and they called regional cooperation as very important and assured Khalili of continued assistance of their countries to the people and government of Afghanistan.
Turkey, Russia and India are regional partners of Afghanistan in the new era of Afghanistan and so far they achieved a positive role with respect to progress and expansion of Afghanistan.
 

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice president met with the shopkeepers of Naseri market and emphasized on acceleration of provision of loans and easing of its conditions.
The shopkeepers thanked the president, the cabinet and the economic committee of the Council of the Ministers with respect to assisting the affected shopkeepers of the market that was gutted in fire some time back in terms of provision of long-term and called this a sign of friendship and close sympathy with the affected people by the leadership of the country.
They asked Khalili for accelerating provision of loans to them and easing of its repayment conditions.
The shopkeepers called torching of the market intentional and asked for legal pursuit of its perpetrators.
Khalili expressed regret over the fire in the market that caused heavy losses to the shopkeepers and said that the government intends to support the shopkeepers through providing them with easy loans of reactive their business.
Khalili assured the shopkeepers that provision of loans will be accelerated and the government will try to legally deal with the perpetrators of fire in the Naseri market.
He expressed the hope that our people will not face such a tragic incident and wished them lofty morale and material success.
 

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the meeting of National Security Council at the Presidential palace, his office said yesterday.
The meeting discussed transfer of the Bagram prison to the sovereignty to Afghanistan and adopted the decision for preparations of the ceremony which will take place, March 25, 2013 in a special ceremony.
General Bismellah Mohammadi Minister of National Defense informed the meeting over the vacation of Maidan-Wardak by the Coalition Special Forces and said that in accordance with the security needs, a plan for deployment of forces is being prepared with the withdrawal of the Special Forces from the Nerkh district, the Afghan security forces will be deployed there.
General Jozif Danford NATO General Commander who was invited at the meeting assured the National Security Council that he will act in accordance with the decision of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as he will withdrawal the Special Forces from the Nerkh district of Maidan-Wardak.
The meeting also instructed the ministries of National defense, Interior affairs and the National Security Department so that Afghan security forces are deployed in the district to serve the people.
The officials of the ministries of national defense, interior affairs, and national security department presented their reports with respect to general security situation in the country and called the security conditions as satisfactory.
The meeting in order to ensure better security advised necessary measures for ensuring the security of the district.
At the end the meeting discussed the issue of ensuring better security on the day of declaring the Ghazni city as the world cultural capital of Islamic countries and the Ghazni festival and instructed interior ministry and national security department with cooperation of Ministry of Information and Culture to adopt necessary measures to ensure security in the city.
 

Monday, 25 March 2013 05:53

President Karzai To Leave For Qatar

Monday, March 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Janan Musazai the spokesman of the ministry for foreign affairs said that President Hamid Karzai would soon leave for Qatar.
Addressing a press conference here yesterday, he added that the president during his tour to Qatar will exchange views with Qatari officials on bilateral relations, sending Afghan labors to Qatar, peace process sand the modality of opening liaison for Taliban in Doha.
Musazai also noted that Qatar would soon open its embassy to Afghanistan.
He also said that US had agreed to hand over the Bagram prison to Afghanistan.
Musazai also briefed the journalists about the recent visit of foreign minister, Dr. Zalmai Rasoul to Australia and his coming tour to Tajikistan.