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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:57

Taliban Militants Killed In Herat

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Herat (BNA) Seven armed Taliban militants were killed in a clash by Afghan forces in Herat province yesterday. 
This clash occurred in Zerkoh village, Shindand district, in which three other armed militants and a national army soldier have been wounded. 
Local officials said that this clash occurred when a group of armed Taliban attacked on Afghan forces while they were destroying poppy farms in this area. 
Noor Khan Nikzad police spokesman of Herat said to BNA, in this clash, 7 armed Taliban militants were killed and three others have been wounded.
According to Nikzad, Taliban with terrorist attacks wanted to stop elimination of puppy farms program in this province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:55

Medical Clinic Opened In Gardiz

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Gardiz (BNA) A medical clinic was opened after reconstruction in the center of Gardiz city today. 
Dr. Nazdana care-taker of public health department of Paktia said to BNA, this clinic was set on fire by unknown men, was reconstructed with the financial cooperation of three foreign institutions and put for public use again. 
This clinic treat patients in five wards and 15,000 families benefited from medical services. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:50

Afghan Security Forces Killed 20 Insurgents

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan security forces during operations which was conducted in the several provinces of the country killed 20 armed insurgents yesterday. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, these operations conducted in the outskirts of Kapisa, Kandahar, Ghazni, Logar and Paktia provinces in which 20 armed insurgents were killed, 4 wounded and 11 others of them have been arrested. 
In these operations, 20 kg of explosive materials, 11 mines, a vehicle and 5 motorbikes were seized by these forces. 
According to another report, the personnel of national police seized a number of heavy arms and ammunition with 19200 kg of Ammonium Nitrate from outskirts of Nangarhar and Zabul provinces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:32

Herat Airport To Be International

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Herat (BNA) With completion of renovation of Herat airport, the local in charges more confident for economical improvement of commercial situation in this province. 
The economical in charges and traders in Herat said that renovation of Herat airport has a positive role on commerce relations in this province. 
According to them, beginning of international flights, investment of traders from different countries of the world in the industrial and production fields in Herat province will be increased. 
The Herat airport was renovated a month ago with the assistance of Italy. 
Daud Shah Saba governor of Herat said that for renovation and equipping of this airport, Italia outlaid Afghani 183 million. 
Governor of Herat said to BNA, with renovation of this airport, the flight capacities and presentation of services will increased.  
Saba said renovation of this airport will have more effect on economical situation in that province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for higher education Dr. Obidullah Obid visited the American University yesterday and exchanged views with the university officials and students over the curriculum. 
The officials including Dr. Mohammad Sharif Faiz briefed the minister about the university activities and requesting the ministry for higher education to approve two faculties, the faculty of journalism and the faculty of Law for the university. 
Established in 1387, the American university is the most prestigious university in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:26

Meeting “Peaceful Return” Held

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A meeting attended by the provincial chiefs of 34 provinces had been held in northern Balkh province aiming to discuss the peace, peaceful return and security. 
Local organs finance and administrative chief, Abdul Mateen told the audiences that the main target of the meeting was to talk on ensuring peace and the armed positions return to peace and good governance process. 
Balkh governor, Ata Mohammad Noor related to the sustainable US military bases in Afghanistan announced that the move would manifest the humility of the Afghans. 
Addressing the high peace council, he said that peace would be implemented while a real definition from the enemy had been offered to the people, “But right now, the people of Afghanistan are in a full confusion preventing them not to be able to distinguish between friend and foe. 
He criticized the security transition process as saying that the capacity of the Afghan military forces might have been boosted prior to the finalizing the process. 
He also called joining Hekmatyar to the peace process effective and said the move would help war end by 50 percent in the country.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has said that Washington would continue to support Afghan constitution visiting Kandahar the other day and touring Kandahar university and meeting with chieftains and religious scholars, the ambassador said that the US backs good governance, lasting peace and reconstruction of Afghanistan. 
Addressing a joint press conference with Kandahar governor, the ambassador said that advocating of some congressmen for parliamentary system in Afghanistan is personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of US government, saying the US administration supports Afghanistan constitution. 
He also noted that US would continue to support Afghanistan on long term bases. 
The ambassador also said that strategic partnership between Afghan and US would soon be inked by the presidents of the two countries. 
He also said that security transition to Afghan security forces would be completed by 2014 and US would continue to support for another decade until 2024. 
The ambassador stated that US would build a library in Kandahar University. 
For his part, Governor Tooryali Wesa exchanged views with the ambassador on good governance and development in Kandahar.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The proposal of free and just election of Afghanistan was discussed by the media in charges. 
At the meeting Jandad Speenghar in charge of the foundation explained the proposal of FEFA on the role of private and free media in improving the election order in the country and said that “The objective of this program is bringing of reform in election order and we believe that the role of the press in this sphere is positive and effective. 
He expressed concern that the future election of Afghanistan would be faced with challenges and transparency will be questioned. 
He added that the media had its role in the past two elections and we want that this role should be further strengthened in the future elections and we want that the media should supervise the election process. 
Abdul Hamid Mubarez chairman of national journalists union of Afghanistan stressed that regrettably the media in the past nine years could not reflect the democratic culture to the people so there is need for the press and the media in the country take further bold steps as the future elections present another ordeal before the press of the country. 
He added that till the minds and the will of the people are not attracted towards transparency of elections we can never be successful to resemble democracy and here the role of the media becomes a necessity so they assist awareness of the people. 
Sedequllah Tuhaidi head of the Nai foundation called election process a very difficult process and said that every sphere can be reformed and added that the media’s role should better and he called election process a national process and said that there is need for working on a mechanism and its performance be reviewed. 
He noted that Nai is prepared to train journalist in awareness of the election law. 
Nor Mohammad spokesperson of election commission, Nazari Peryani editor of Mandegar, Mir Haidar editor of Armane Milli, Khepulwak Safi head of Shamshad TV, Najiba Ayubi deputy head of the journalists union and some others also expressed views on the issue and reforms in election law and the role of the press in reflecting election process.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:15

EU To Continue Supporting Afghanistan

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The European Union would continue to support Afghanistan in the fields of reconstruction. 
Addressing the foreign ministers meeting of EU countries in Luxemburg, the in-charge of the foreign policy for European Union said the EU would also help Afghanistan in capacity building of its security forces, providing training to security forces and enhancing the women role in the society of Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:12

Norway To Pull Out Troops

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) While the NATO led forces would withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Norway has decided to pull out its troops in autumn this year, citing Norwegian foreign minister the Norwegian media reported the other day. 
Norway has 512 troops in Afghanistan stationed in Balkh and Faryab provinces.