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Saturday, 01 June 2013 05:09

11 Insurgents Killed

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Maimana (BNA) 11 armed insurgents were killed in a clash by Afghan forces in Faryab province.
The clash carried out last night, as a result of which three other insurgents were arrested.
The clash occurred in suburb of Maimana city when a group of Taliban attacked on a security post.
A security official of Faryab said BNA, 11 Taliban were killed and three others arrested in the clash
He also confirmed martyring of a police in the clash.
It is said that the Afghan forces seized two vehicles and several weapons.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:16

News In Brief

Wednesday 29, May 2013
Kabul (BNA) An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader and one other insurgent during an operation in Chimtal district, Balkh province, yesterday.
The senior leader is responsible for planning and conducting improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan government officials, in addition to Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitates the transfer, manufacturing and testing of IEDs, coordinates and conducts kidnapping operations to collect money for insurgent operations, and facilitates the movement of fighters.
In other news throughout Afghanistan:
The Afghan and coalition security force wounded one insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Muhammad Aghah district, Logar province, yesterday.
The Taliban facilitator is responsible for the transportation of fighters, weapons and suicide bombers as part of the Kabul attack network. He maintains operational control over a cell of fighters that carries out attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also equips suicide bombers with IEDs and coordinates the locations of their attacks.
Report said, the Afghan and coalition security force arrested one insurgent during an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, today. The facilitator constructs improvised explosive devices and distributes them to insurgents operating in the Arghandab River Valley and Kandahar City. He is also involved in overseeing weapons caches and planning attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the local area.
Also the Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the arrest of a Haqqani leader during an operation in Gardez district, Paktiya province, yesterday. The leader coordinates and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Gardez district. He also facilitates the movement of weapons, military equipment and money to local insurgent cells, and serves as an intelligence operative for senior Haqqani leadership.
T. Rateb

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:15

NAF Kill 5 Armed Insurgents

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Five armed insurgents were killed in an operation carried out by national army forces in Kapisa province.
National defense ministry press office said BNA, the national army forces launched an operation in the relevant areas of Alasai district of Kapisa province, as a result of which, five armed insurgents  number of them were wounded.
According to another report, the national army forces carried out other cleansing operation in the relevant areas of Kandahar and Sholgara district of Balkh province, in which 5 armed insurgents including of a commander of them were arrested.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:39

US Special Envoy To Visit Pakistan Soon

Wednesday 29, May 2013
ISLAMABAD (BNA) With the United States eager to establish a working relationship with the incoming PML-N government, its special envoy for the region will soon be visiting Islamabad.
A meeting with Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins would probably be the next government’s first direct, face-to-face, and formal engagement with any senior Obama administration functionary.
Nawaz Sharif, who has been named by PML-N as the next prime minister, has already met Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and talked to a number of world leaders, including President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Hamid Karzai by phone after his party won the May 11 polls.
Informed sources said that during his visit, Mr Dobbins would discuss both bilateral issues and matters related to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
Washington’s policy towards the incoming PML-N government has been one of developing a good interactive relationship. US Ambassador Richard Olson has visited Mr Sharif twice at his palatial estate in Raiwind to brief him on the US perspective about the bilateral relationship.
Relations between Islamabad and Washington have always been complicated, but remained particularly tense after 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad and the subsequent attack on the Salala border checkpost. The relationship, however, witnessed some improvement over the past year. Mr Sharif as an opposition leader in the past had been extremely critical of Washington, but soon after his party’s success expressed his desire for improved relations with the US.
“There are several factors that do not allow either of us to part,” one of Mr Sharif’s foreign policy advisers explained.
Pakistan has been depending heavily on economic and military aid from the United States and needs its political support at international forums and lending agencies.
The Americans, meanwhile, need Pakistan’s unconditional support for withdrawal from Afghanistan and achieving peace and stability in the war-ravaged country.
With Mr Dobbins as the first visitor from Washington, the Obama administration has underscored the fact that Afghanistan will be the determining factor in future of Pak-US ties.
Many in the Obama administration still have reservations about Mr Sharif because of his rightist leanings and conservative background.
The challenges that the incoming prime minister is likely to face in ties with the US would include developing rapport at the leadership level; dealing with hardliners in Washington; and continuation of civilian assistance package after the Kerry-Lugar-Berman aid package expires next year.
The United States would be carefully watching how Mr Sharif approaches foreign policy issues.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:30

Marathon Competitions Is Held

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) It has been said Marathon competitions to be held on the occasion of International Red Cross Day in Herat Friday.
Ziawullhaq Zia deputy of directorate of sports department in Herat told BNA, the competitions will be held in Herat sport stadiums were 100 athletes are competing each other in distance of  3200, 2000,400, 200, and 100 maters
According to report from the same source, the first League of football competition was followed with one game in Herat.
According to Ziawullhaq Zia in this game Jami team 1-0 defeated Kharusan team.
The competitions have been lunched among 10 teams and today Hiwad team will play with Omeed team.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:20

Suicide Attack Prevented

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Zaranj (BNA) A suicide assailant was killed by police and a vehicle packed up with explosives along with a Kalashnikov were seized by police.
Colonel Najibullah police chief of Delaram district said BNA, the suicide assailant wanted to transfer the explosives materials from Delaram district to Zarang city suicide attacks, he was recognize by and killed.
Police chief of Delaram district said, a police was wounded in the incident.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The coordination meeting of sectorial ministries and provincial bodies were held yesterday, BNA reported.
The meeting  Chaired by Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili and attended by minister for economy, head of independent directorate for local organs and a number of provincial governors discussed the achievements had been made over the last decade in the fields of political, social and economy fields.
It was said that poor management had failed the government to achieve the desired outcome emphasizing for investment in social and economic infrastructure. The vice president insisted for implementation of development projects.
Besides thanking India for extending additional $ 100m for the development of Afghanistan, saying the past mistakes should not be repeated.  In his speech the minister for economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal said that the new economic policy had been approved by the economic committee of Ministers Council, saying with the implementation of the four-year policy the country’s agriculture, trade, power and water and communication will be developed.
Speaking at the meeting Abdul Khaliq Farahi the head of independent directorate of local organs stressed for ensuring harmony among the government bodies.
He also said that India’s $100 m assistance will be spent in ensuring good governance in the country.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Mahmoud Raqi (BNA) Elders from Kapisa province in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai asked the overnight operations to be ended very soon.
Muskinyar and provincial council chief, Hassain Sanjari on behalf of others blamed the foreign forces overnight operations during which many civilians are killed, according to the presidential office.
They asked the president to put an end to the operation launched by the foreign forces in the district, the statement quoted  adding they were fully ready to cooperate with provincial security forces to ensure security, if the foreign troops nighttime operations were prevented.  After hearing the elder’s reports over the incidents, president Karzai said the dispute between the government and the international forces has risen over such violations committed by the foreign troops.  He assured to prevent such operation in Tagab district, as similar actions have been done in other provinces.  The president called ensuring security, the responsibility of both the nation and the government and asked the entire people to help security forces in ensuring security in the country.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:12

HEC Emphasizes On Economic Development

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The High Economic Council (HEC) chaired by President Hamid Karzai held in presidential palace yesterday, BNA reported.
In the meeting as per  of the agenda, the president of Da Afghanistan Bank called for introducing bourses and disseminating valued documents and the establishment of shares market is a proper alternative for implementing currency policy and ensuring the stability of Afghan currency to High Economic Council.     The High Economic Council after extensive discussions assigned a commission under the chairmanship of finance minister and membership of Asharf Ghani Ahmadzai, head of chamber of commerce and industries, economist Hamidullah Noor and professor Abad of the economy faculty after studying the economic situation of the region countries provide a legal framework and mechanism for determining the shares and other related issues within two weeks and presented to Economic High Council. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 05:31

Blast Kills Two, Injures 17 In Peshawar

Wednesday 29, May 2013
PESHAWAR (BNA) At least two people were killed and around 17 others injured when a bomb exploded on Tuesday evening in Peshawar – the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.
The apparent planted explosive device was detonated near Imamia Colony of Peshawar’s Gulbahar Neighbourhood, said a local police official.
ASP Ismael Kharak told Dawn.com that the device was planted in a motorcycle.
Rescue and security agencies are being dispatched to the blast site.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad officials about three to four kilograms of explosives was used in the remote controlled blast.
SP City Khalid Hamdani also confirmed that two people have been killed and 15 inured in the blast.
He added that it’s not clear what was the target of the blast, however, it occurred near a Shia Imam Bargah in Imamia Colony.
Chief Executive of the Lady Reading Hospital Dr Arshad Javed told Dawn.com that two people have been killed while 17 injured are being treated at the hospital.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. However, the province has long been plagued by al Qaeda and Taliban linked militancy and the country’s military has staged numerous operations against the insurgents.