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Sunday, July 8, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan security forces in five operations in the provinces of the country killed 16 armed insurgents and arrested 16 others. 
According to interior ministry press office, the Afghan security forces conducted operations in the outskirts of Kabul, Kunar, Kunduz, Kandahar and Helmand provinces, in which 16 armed insurgents were killed and 16 others were arrested. 
In this operation heavy and light arms, 6 anti-vehicle mines and 83 kg of explosive materials were seized by Afghan forces, said the source. 
Also, the Afghan security forces discovered and defused a gallon full of explosive materials with a mine in the outskirts of Ghazni province. 
Meanwhile the security forces arrested a person on charges of murderer from relevant of 17th district of Kabul city.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 22 armed Taliban were killed in a clash in Helmand province last night. 
This event occurred when a group of Taliban fighters attacked on a police security post in Regi area, Mosaqala district of that province. 
Daud Ahmadi spokesman of Helmand governor said to BNA, in this event 22 armed Taliban were killed. 
He confirmed that in this clash, four policemen were martyred and three others were wounded. 
Ahmadi said that in this clash, the assist convoy persons were passing from the area, their vehicle faced with roadside planted mine.
According to him, more casualties of Afghan forces was from planted mines in this event. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, 08 July 2012 11:53

Uprising In Ghazni

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The leader of an uprising group in Ghazni says” we are advancing, the Taliban have been defeated”. While the clashes are continuing in Andeer district, Ghazni province as before, the up-risers say, that they have defeated the armed Taliban.
They also claim that they enjoy the support of the residents of the district. The uprising of this group against Taliban started from early days of the current year (Afghan Year) in response the killing of the elders and the attacks of insurgents’ to public facilities among them schools and medical centers.
At the beginning, six students started the uprising, but passing each day their number increased and gained ground among the public.
Tyranny, killing civilians closing and firing of schools assassination of elders by Taliban caused the people to join forces to the rank of pursers who are leading by some educated and intellectual young men.
According to reports reached the Anders district, presently, the markets schools medical centers and other important organization, under the control of the up-risers, have been reopened and the people, after years of Taliban presence in the region, restarted their normal life.
Although the up-riser from their early hours of uprising until now have been attacked several times by Taliban among them Pakistani supporting this movement by Andeer people, Taliban are now on the margin.
Eng. Lutfullah Kamuran the leader of the Ghazni up-risers in a special interview with BNA said that they have most areas of Andeer in their control and continue to advance toward other districts of this province.
Kamuran said, “Now we control 90 percent of Andeer district and also have ousted Taliban from some parts of Gero district with close cooperation of people we hope to be witness a free Taliban Ghazni in early future”.
The leader of up-risers of Ghazni said that currently the number of his men reaches to 1000 men and the number is increasing day by day. Lutfullah continued the people of are tired from cruelty, backwardness, and they want their children attend school, reconstructed their region and live in peace and tranquility.
Therefore, for achieving the above goals, the Ghazni people support them. He claimed that at the beginning, they were six men and now up to 1000 persons including old men even women are jointly fighting Taliban.
The leader of this uprising called armed Taliban, foreigners’ mercenaries and their actions in front of Afghan people anti-Islamic.
He said, “We asked Taliban not kill teachers, with the order of foreigners, don’t close the schools to students and not to attack reconstruction projects unfortunately they didn’t hear, so we were forced to rise.” Now the up-risers want the government to solve the problems of shortage of medical centers and schools in the region and provide opportunities for young generation to study and work.
The leader of uprising were asked if they were needed military assistance, do they want the support of the government said, now this is the public uprising and with support of people we eliminate the tyranny of armed Taliban.
Obaidullah Passoon who called himself the spokesman of up-risers told BAN that, since the begging of the uprising they 15 times came under Taliban attacks, but in all these fighting, only armed Taliban sustained losses.
The governor of Andeer district was witness of heavy fighting between the pursier, and armed Taliban said that the clashes occurred when a group of up-risers attacked a hide out of armed Taliban.
According to the spokesman of up-risers, in the clashes 15 armed Taliban including Panjabi fighters were killed.
A source close to up-risers wanted to be anonymous told BNA that ISI has come to support Taliban and tries to s prevent the advance of up-risers. He said, that tens of Panjabi and Arab militants with support of ISI have come to the region are getting preparation for heavy fighting with up-risers.
In the meantime, the local authorities of Ghazni province told BNA” we support the uprising of Ghazni people against Taliban, for defending their rights but not as a political process.
But the Ghazni people who have experience the cruelty and harassment of Taliban for years, hope the uprising to be wide spread across that province to bring a free and secure atmosphere there.

Sunday, 08 July 2012 11:24

Afghan Government Toward A New Path

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai in the extraordinary session of the parliament on June 21 delivered a historical and valuable speech and expressed his government strong determination and forthcoming serious measures.
He said hereafter, we ought to manage our internal affairs, bring better governance and rule of law in the country. The president said our foreign relations are enhanced with the countries around the world and now we should focus and give priority to the solution of our domestic dilemmas.
He said after 2014 protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of this soil rely on Afghans and in case of any complexities, the government authorities as responsible organs would be liable to the Afghanistan.
The president called racial issues as a major hurdle and obstacle before the good governance and democracy in the country and emphasized on the solution of the issue through the help of parliament.
The president in his speech also said those who dream to disintegrate the country should know the fact that their grand fathers were defeated in their mission. He further said, today I have come here with strong pledge and assurance; what Afghan nation currently require is a functional plan and a mechanism which could led the country to the peak of development, solidarity , stability, national unity and a prosperous future and a dynamic administration also is pivotal for implementation of the mentioned issues in the country which the Afghan politicians and  elites have significant role for the victorious outcome of the process.
Also in his meeting with representatives from the judiciary, executive and legislature the president expressed his administration would remain committed on combating corruption. For uprooting this vicious element from the society, the government and concerned organs alone can’t fight effectively but the successful elimination of the thereat requires strong support of people.
He called on law makers, judiciary and executive department to help his government in countering the phenomenon of corruption.
The president called reform in government institutions as an important process to bring justice and transparency and pledged his strong support for implementing the reform process and eradicating corruption from the government departments.
The president in his speech also called the freedom of speech, improvement in education and health sectors and approval of the years. Beside those achievements, president Karzai also touched on those challenges that his government was unable to deal with.
We notice vital and strong words in the speech delivered by the president having huge difference than before if be executed in true manner, it would bring effective changes in internal and foreign affairs of the country.

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister for public health has collected four tons of low quality food and expired date from Murad Khani area of 1st precinct and destroyed it yesterday, Dr. Abdul Basir Sarware the deputy for the minister told newsmen at a press conference.
The expired and poor quality food items, he added were collected in coordination with Kabul Municipality, police and national directorate for security were destroyed and all those violated the law had been referred to concerned bodies for investigation.
He also added that 19 shops were closed. Pork was also among the 300 food items, collected from the area, saying the monitoring of shops will continuo particularly in the month of Ramadan.
Dr. Sarwar also called upon the traders to keep in mind the health of their countrymen and avoid importing and supplying food items with poor quality otherwise legal action would be taken against the law breakers.

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The fifth private insurance in the name of Group of Afghan Insurance attained the permit for activities.
At the ceremony held on this end at the Kabul Serena Hotel Sakina Banu Ghafanfar the head of the group stated that the national traders and the local and foreign investors have vital need to insurance so that their goods and capital are guaranteed against any incidents and for this very reason the Afghan Insurance Group has been created.
This company has reliable local and foreign guarantees and the countrymen can insure their factories and properties.
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal minister of Economy said that the government supports the local and foreign investors and provides facilities for them and creation of this company is one of the indicators Dr. Mustafa Mastor deputy minister of finance said that four private insurance companies have obtained their permit from the finance minister and this is the fifth one and any other local or foreign companies who want to invest in insurance companies they will be provided with the required facilities.   Haqjo Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Afghanistan, the head of the insurance department of finance minister and the Chairman of the Group of Afghanistan Insurance Company also talked on this issue.

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) So called district governor of Taliban killed in Panjwai Kandahar province.
Jawed Faisal spokesperson of told BNA, he killed last night by Isaf air attacks in Tlokan place Panjwai district when he was escaping.
According to the sources the mentioned person is a key member of Taliban group who organized suicide attacks and making mines.
It is said with killing of this commander, security partially will be improved in different area of Panjwai district.
According to another reports during a cleanup operation in Asmar district Kunnar province 3 militants were arrested.
Jakran Shir Aga the spokesperson of 201 Saelab army division told BNA that the operation began by national army forces in Shallo Shanker area of Asmar district last night and is going on till now.
According the source, the operation which started for the cleanup insecure areas of Asmar district will continue until the complete elimination of insurgents in the area.

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan Karate athletes went to Uzbekistan for participation in Asian competitions today. 
According to BNA, 20 members of Karate athletes including five girls left Kabul for Uzbekistan. 
Abdul Mahboob Sarwari an official of National Olympic Committee said that in this trip a preceptor and a referee accompanied the athletes. 
It is said that this competitions will held in two sections of Karate and struggle between youths, teenagers, elders, women and men. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) 14 Civilians were killed and 3 others were wounded in 2 explosions in Kandahar province today. 
The first explosion occurred at 9:00 am this morning when a car struck with a roadside mine in Shena Nari area belonged to Arghistan district.  The second explosion occurred when a number of people with a tractor vehicle were assisting injured civilians and transferring the victims. 
Jaweed Faisal spokesman governor of Kandahar said to BNA in this explosion, 14 civilians were martyred and three of them were wounded. 
According to Faisal the victims of the event were civilians including women and children.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, July 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Now the security responsibility of 75% of the territories of the country belongs to Afghan forces. 
According to BNA report, presently French forces are stationed in some parts of that province, where Taliban and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar led-Islamic party insurgents are partially active there. 
France intends to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan until the end of Current year. 
General A. Wardak the defense Minister in a ceremony held for handing over security responsibilities to Afghan forces clearly said, he had no concern in that province, and there will be no any security gap there. 
He added, since two years, the Afghan forces have been gradually getting the security responsibilities of their country. 
The defense minister emphasized that they have the capability to ensure security in relevant areas of Kapisa province. 
Without doubt, Afghan security forces with their specific characteristics are ready to carry out security jobs in their country, but expect the international community to fulfill their commitments regarding equipping Afghan forces and persistent support of those forces at world level and finally realizing the promises made in Chicago. 
The trust on Afghan security forces increased, when they took the lead on conducting controversial and sensitive night operations, and neutralized several terrorists’ attacks with high spirit and coordination. 
Now, worldwide trust on Afghan security forces as NATO chief in his recent statements, regarding to Afghan forces said,” I believe them,”  and pointed  out that the Afghan security forces are getting the security responsibilities of their country and the process is on the right track. 
Although, NATO general commander expressed his trust to Afghan security forces, but pointed to shortage of military equipments and weapons to be considered. 
He added, NATO will offer its assistance and support Afghan force in that regard.  The defense ministry authorities and relevant sources who have visited Afghan troops to settle their problem if they had, they have never complaint their accommodations, but they have complaint about the oldness of their weapons or shortage of military equipments and weapons. 
Without doubt relevant authorities have did their best to solve these problems, but non-equipping of Afghan national army with heavy weapons and slow pace of air force development, and finally shortage of armored vehicles are the main problems, which the international supporter of Afghan army should focused on. 
Defending the territory and preventing the interference of other countries, especially the neighbors are the right of every country. 
Afghanistan is obviously challenged and threatens by foreign interventions.  Therefore, has the right to be equipped with defending system, to response, the threats. 
Afghans hope, the countries that support Afghanistan among them USA and other NATO members to have a proper and sound strategy toward equipping our security forces.