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Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) With construction of a road Nooristan will be connected with Laghman province soon, said Nooristan officials. 
They said that work for construction of a road which links western areas and central of Nooristan, started with cooperation of hundreds residents of Nooristan districts and these roads will be constructed within two months. 
Tamim Nooristani governor of Nooristan said to BNA, ensuring peace for people who work voluntarily for construction of road is the priorities and for this purpose, security posts were established in different areas.
Governor of Nooristan said , currently 1500 youths from districts  of that province started voluntarily work for construction of roads in the Damah, Taten, Kordro and Noorgeram areas of that province to link western districts with Pasroon city, center of Nooristan province. 
According to him, the work of these roads will be completed within two next months.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) National police and coalition forces during an operation in Lorgai area, Khoshamand district of Paktika province killed three armed insurgents and wounded one other yesterday. 
The interior ministry press office said to BNA, this operation was launched for cleaning areas of Khoshamand district from presence of armed insurgents in which four armed militants were killed and one other wounded. 
It is said that in this operation 4 Kalashnikovs and a binoculars were seized by the national police forces. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 02 January 2012 12:51

Mine Planter Detained In Helmand

Monday, January 02, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) An armed Taliban was captured during planting of mine in Helmand province today. 
According to security directorate press office to BNA, the armed Talib name is Ghulam Ali and was captured during planting of a mine by police in Marja district of that province. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Information and Culture Minister for publication, Deen Mohmmad Mubarez Rashedi in a news conference warned on Wednesday that he would never to tolerate wrong behavior against journalists calling his office the only authorized source to assess any complaints on reporters. The remarks come after Afghanistan’s Free Media Watch had announced in its weekly report anti-journalists violence had been increased by 30 percent this year. According to foundation, insecurities, interventions in media works, and lack access to the information are from the challenges faced by the media. “We respect the report released by Afghanistan Free Media Watch, but we can’t confirm it”, said Rashedi adding the entire ill-treat had been faced by the journalist had not exceed over four cases this year, and the issue was seriously observed with good aftermaths. According to him, free of media had been the best achievement of the Afghan government over the last ten years for the people of Afghanistan and he would never tolerate to see these achievements harmed. “I am ready to use any means possible to help freely activate the journalists in the future”. He said besides the mess media regulation, in order to provide a proper ground for the reporters, a draft for accessing the information and work regulation of the private media that had been printed two months ago by the ministry of information and culture had been availed helping the journalist work surly, but he warned that he would never tolerate improper action against the journalists from any authority.

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Jawajan Police Chief, Mohammad Yusuf Muhaydeen said that the Taliban plot for poisoning police food and potable water in some schools were foiled.
According to him, the Taliban intended to poison police food and potable water in some girls’ schools in Jawzjan province.
He added that the police could arrest the perforators of these attempts. 
He noted that the arrested Taliban have been instigated in Pakistan to do this crime and they had brought poisonous materials from there with them.

Monday, 02 January 2012 11:22

Ammunition Discovered In Kabul

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Arms and ammunitions were found by Kabul police in Mir Bachakot district of Kabul province.
According to Kabul police, the discovered arms and weapons which include 18 BM, 12 rocket-propelled grenades, two Sakar shells, six boxes ZKO-1 shells and other various arms were discovered in Mir Bachakot district.

Monday, 02 January 2012 11:17

Weapons Cache Discovered In Shindand

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A cache fill of arms and weapons has been discovered by Afghan security forces in western Herat province.
According to provincial police chief, the armed Taliban had used the arms and weapons stored in the cache for carrying out terrorist acts in the province.
The source added the arms and weapons include rocket propelled grenades, mortar shells, anti-vehicle mines and rocket launchers, nobody has been detained in connection with the cache.

Monday, 02 January 2012 11:01

Import Of Old Model Vehicles Banned


Monday, January 02, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) Omar Zakhelwal the Afghan Minister of Finance imposed a ban on importation of vehicles made before 2002 to the country, official said on Sunday.
Zakhelwal said, traders should not try to import vehicles more than 10 years old because the Finance Minister had stopped the process of customs duty on such vehicles.
The public health ministry authorities also imposed the ban of such vehicles in light of Public Health.
The old model vehicles due to their low quality cause air pollution and traffic problems, the traffic department head, Gen. Nooruddin Hamdart, said.

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) Construction work on Kandahar playground and gymnasium was started on Saturday. 
According to Mohammadullah Gulalai, sports director for Kandahar, both buildings are to be constructed by Kandahar municipality and will be equipped with international standard. 
The source said the ground is to be named as famous footballer of Kandahar Mudir Glojan. 
Meanwhile, players of volleyball, basketball and other sports are to exercise in the gymnasium. 
According to the source, work in the playground has been started in southern part of Kandahar city.   
The opening ceremony was attended by Kandhar governor Dr. Tooryali Wesa, Kandahar mayor Qazi Umar and other government officials.

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) About 380 armed insurgents, including 19 commanders, had joined the peace process in northwestern Badghis province, an intelligence official said on Sunday. 
The joining was a result of joint efforts by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials and members of the High Peace Council, NDS spokesman told a press conference in Kabul. 
Lotfullah Mashal said the surrendering militants had vowed not to return to violence and remain part of the peace process. 
Since the establishment of the high peace council, more than 800 armed individuals had joined the peace process in Badghis. 
Mashal said hundreds others armed individuals, including their leaders had joined the reconciliation plan in Herat, Laghman, Kunar, Kapisa and Helmand.