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Friday, 20 January 2012 11:12

Will wait for Pak to reassess ties: US

Friday 20 Junuary

Kabul (BNA)

US special envoy for Afghanistan Pakistan and Marc Grossman said on Friday that the US would wait till Pakistan reassessed and re-evaluated the relationship between the two countries.

Grossman added the US was willing for dialogue at “any time, any point” when Pakistan was ready to reengage.

Grossman met with India Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and speaking to the media afterwards said the US supported the civilian government and democracy in Pakistan.

On the current confrontation in Pakistan, he said the US supports the civilian government and democracy in Pakistan.

Friday, January 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Seven civilians were martyred and 8 others wounded in a suicide attack in Kandahar province yesterday. 
This event occurred yesterday noon near airport of Kandahar city. 
Officials of that province said that a suicide attacker using a car full of explosive materials targeted a caravan of NATO forces which was passing from the area. 
Zalmai Ayoobi spokesperson for Kandahar governor said to BNA, in this event, seven civilians including two children were martyred and 8 others including two children and a woman were wounded. 
According to Ayoobi, NATO forces had no casualties in this event. 
According to the reports, in this event, six vehicles of NATO forces have been destroyed. 
Some Medias reported killing and injuring of a number of Afghan forces in this event as well.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Friday, January 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 10 civilians and three policemen were martyred and at least 20 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Helmand province yesterday. 
This even occurred in Naw bazaar, Kajaki district.
According to reports, a suicide bomber in a motorbike blew himself up in a crowded bazaar. 
Daud Ahmadi spokesperson for Helmand governor said to BNA, in this event, 13 civilians including 3 policemen were martyred and 20 others were wounded. 
According to Daud Ahmadi, among the injured persons a number of policemen are included. 
Doctors of the central hospital of Helmand province called health condition of five civilians critical. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Friday Junuary 20

Kabul (BNA)

KABUL: Four Nato soldiers were killed and 16 wounded  by a member of the Afghan army in Tagab district of Kapisa Provence,  eastern Afghanistan on Friday , Bakhtar New Agency reported

An Afghan official told BNA  four Nato troops killed by Afghan soldier were French.

"The suspected shooter has been apprehended," he said, without giving any further details.

The French government has suspended Afghan Army training and common operation

Friday, 20 January 2012 07:52

Two foreigners abducted in Multan, Pakistan

Friday 20 Junaury,


MULTAN: Two foreigners have been abducted in Multan, Geo News reported

According to initial reports, unknown armed men snatched a couple of foreign workers of a non-government organization (NGO) working in the flood-hit areas of South Punjab.

Eyewitnesses said, the abductors held the kidnapees at gunpoint and forced them to wear Shalwar Kameez (Pakisan's national dress) before taking them away.

One of the abducted foreigners has been reported to be a German and the other an Italian.

Friday, 20 January 2012 07:45

Senior Qaeda figure killed in drone strike


Friday 20 Junuary,


A senior operations organizer for Al Qaeda was targeted and killed in one of two US drone strikes in North Waziristan, a US official said.

US and Pakistani sources said that the target of the attack was Aslam Awan, a Pakistani national from Abbottabad. They said he was targeted in a strike by a US-operated drone on Jan. 10 directed at what news reports said was a compound near the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan.

The sources described Awan, who also was known by the nom-de-guerre Abdullah Khorasani, as a significant figure in the remaining core leadership of Al Qaeda.

Pakistani officials could not confirm that Awan was killed in the drone attack, but the US official said he was.



Friday 20 Junuary

Kabul (BNA)

Six foreign soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.

"The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash", the spokesman said on Friday, declining to give any details of the crash until the families of those on board had been informed.

It is the worst crash since August last year when 30 soldiers, including 22 elite navy SEAL commandos, died when their helicopter came down in eastern Afghanistan

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:59

Six Projects Complete In Samangan

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Aybak (BNA) Six projects have been completed through National Solidarity Program in Aybak city, Samangan province.
Eng. Mohammad Aman Director of Rural Development Department of Samangan told this news agency, these projected have been completed at the cost of seven million Afghanis from Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry budget with 10% share of people.
According to him, these projects completed in Gozar Hashya Arab Mosque, Karti Aqab Seenama and Karti Sabaz of Aybak city. The projected included three Cultural and Social Centers and three water supply dams.
With completion of these projects, shortages of drinking water of 600 families have been tickled, the source said.
According to Eng. Mohammad Mohammadi, Head of Rural Development Programs of Samangan, till now 353 projects have been approved in 187 villages and 271 million Afghanis was invested for the mentioned projects, that out of which 324 projects have completed and 29 others are in progress.
Translated By: Rateb

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:25

ISAF Detains 4 Members Of A Family In Khost

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Khost (BNA) A member of Development Council of Khost with three others was detained by ISAF yesterday. 
Security officials of Khost said that ISAF have detained a member of Development Council of Nadershahkot district of that province along with three others. 
Jamal Nasir governor of Nadershahkot district of Khost province said to BNA, ISAF in an operation, arrested a member of Development Council of Nadershahkot district named Kabtan with his son and his two nephews. 
According to him, the operation took place without awareness of district authorities. 
According to the source, the member of development council and three members of his family had no relation with armed insurgents and they worked with state foundations in that district. 
According to ISAF press release, Afghan and foreign forces detained a commander of Taliban group in Nadershahkot district of Khost province last night.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzasda

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:20

Tribal Influential Killed In Kandahar

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) A member of Reformatory Council and tribal influential of Dand district of Kandahar province was killed by unknown men today. 
Zalmai Ayoobi in charge of Kandahar press office said to BNA, this event occurred in the vicinities of 10th district of Kandahar province. 
Unidentified men fired on Naem Agha member of Kandahar Reformatory Council of Dand district and tribal influential of that province and killed him, said the source.
According to Ayoobi the assailants succeeded to flee and police started investigation for arresting of the attackers. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada