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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:37

Afghan Kick Boxing Team Get Gold, Silver Medals

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan Kick Boxing Team got a gold and 4 silver medal from international competition of India. 
Aref Paiman publication responsible of Olympic National Committee said to BNA, in this competition, the athletes of 8 countries, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Philippine, Sire-Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar were attended. 
Faizullah Mohammad with 63 Kg weight over-came to Indian and Sire-Lanka athletes and got the gold medal. Ahmad Wali Azizi, Ghulam Abas Mohammadi, Reza Haidari and Khadija Hosaini received silver medals in these competitions.
The Afghan Kick Boxing Team participated with six athletes, a trainer and a delegation.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:56

Weapon Caches Discovered In Uruzgan

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A combined Afghan and coalition security forces discovered three weapons caches during a routine patrol in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Monday.
The caches consisted of 60 anti-personnel mines, three hand grenades, and three rockets-propelled grenade, war-heads, four 60 mm mortar round, 10 mortar charges, and more than 1000 round of small arms ammunition, the forces said in a statement.
The troops destroyed a portion of the weapons on the site without incident and confiscated the remaining portion for destruction at a later date, the statement said.

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:52

90 Local Policemen Complete Training

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Ninety local policemen received graduation certificates on completing a two-months training in Baghlan province on Monday.
The graduated policemen would be stationed in Dahan-i-Ghori district and Dand-i Ghori area of Pul-i-Khumri city, police chief, Gen. Assadullah Shirzad, told this news agency.
He said the training remained focused on strengthening professional ability of the policemen and increasing collaboration with other security forces.
He added the interior ministry had approved 300 local police personnel for Dahan-i-Ghori district.

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:50

2 Bombers Held In Kandahar

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghan National Army (ANA) troops arrested two suicide bombers with explosives-laden car during an operation in southern Kandahar province on Monday.
The operation was carried out in Shamir Qala, Maiwand district, Zalmay Ayubi spokesman of governor told this news agency.
The explosives were precisely defused by a bomb disposal squad of ANA and the two would be suicide attackers were transferred to ANA headquarters.
Ayubi said the detainees wanted to target government departments.


Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Jalalabad (BNA) A high-ranking official delegation from Kabul has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to try to broker a peace agreement between two warring tribes. 
Led by Assadullah Wafa, the complaint office head at the presidential palace, the delegation included Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, Haji Naeem Koshai, Maulavi Shahzada, Dr. Akram Khpalwak and Qayum Karzai, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said. 
He said the delegation would make efforts at seeking a permanent solution to the dispute between the two rival tribes Alishir Khel and Sepai. 
The conflict over a land dispute in the Achin and Spinghar districts had claimed several lives, forcing the authorities to launch a military operation against the two tribes. 
Many people were killed and wounded in the operation. 
Wafa promised staying in Nangarhar until the dispute was resolved. 
A tribal elder from Sepai tribe, Mohammad Osman, said they would share their part of the story with the visiting delegation of the two-year long conflict. 
He said they had high expectations from the body. “We have heard about the arrival of a government delegation, which will be meeting us”, said, Mullah Jan Shinwari, an elder of the Alisher Khel tribe. 
Shinwari said the delegation would be able to find an acceptable solution to the dispute.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A foreign soldier was killed in the south of Afghanistan yesterday. 
According to NATO press release, this soldier was killed in an explosion in the south of Afghanistan. 
The identity of the killed solider and the place of the event have not specified. 
Huge numbers of American and British forces are stationed in the south of Afghanistan.
This is the first NATO solider killed in 2012. 
Last year 566 foreign soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:32

Suicide Attack In Kandahar

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) Five people were killed and 16 others wounded in a suicide assault in Kandahar province this afternoon. 
This event occurred near a police chick post in Urdo Bazaar of Kandahar province. 
This incident occurred when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive device while he was checking by police forces. 
Responsible of Kandahar press office said to BNA, in this event a policeman and 4 children were killed and 16 others including three policemen and 13 civilians were wounded. 
It is said children are included among the wounded persons.   Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired yesterday a plenary session of the Council of Ministers (CM) at the presidential palace. 
Initially, president Karzai informed the CM on how to appreciate those who have managed to better organize the Traditional Loya Jirgah which was confirmed by the CM. 
Minister of Commerce and Industry informed the CM on the results of his visit to Iran and added that in accord with an agreement with Iran authorities we have reached conclusion on purchase of oil products such as diesel, petrol in international rates with addition of 32 USD per ton of oil transport to the Afghan ports and T-1 oil with addition of 150 USD per ton. 
The purchase of these products will take place by the government and the private sector in the same rates. 
The CM confirmed the agreement for purchase of one million ton oil products from Iran under the stated conditions by the private sector and advised the ministry of finance to allocate the needed resources for the oil enterprise and the foreign ministry should pursue its legal process. 
The commerce and industry minister added that Iran is prepared to specify land for building of hangars for the Afghan transit goods in Chah Bahar port against some charges. 
The CM also advised the commerce and finance ministries to reach understanding on building of the hangars by the private sector with the Iranian side and apprise the CM on their accomplishments. 
Meanwhile, the ministries of commerce and industries, finance, agriculture and irrigation were instructed to adopt measures as per the previous CM decisions on supply of strategic reserves of oil products and food items and inform the CM in its coming session. 
The CM also instructed the economic committee of the CM to evaluate the implementation of the development budget and share its views with the coming CM session. 
The minister of commerce and industries informed the CM about the CM economic committee on sales of Herat textile machineries. 
The CM after debating this issue advised the ministries of commerce and industries of commerce and industries and finance to one gain review the possible usage of the machines in other textile mills and apprise the CM coming session. 
The CM also confirmed the decisions of the CM economic committee in relation to industrial parks.  In follow up of a report of higher education ministry in relation to provision of scholarships, the CM advised the ministries of higher education and education so that they should allocate more scholarship to the less developed provinces and prepare a procedure and present it to the coming CM session. 
The CM also heard a report from the Executive and Professional Atomic Energy Board in relation of rumors on burial of atomic wastes inside Afghanistan. 
The board stated that this board has been established to introduce peaceful atomic technology in medical, industrial and energy production sectors for treatment of cancerous diseases and some specific operations, atomic medical services, struggle against malnutrition, increasing of agricultural products, environment protection and other such spheres. 
As regards the rumors on burial of atomic wastes in Helmand he said that after deep study, with the cooperation of related organs has reached the conclusion that no signs of atomic wastes have been noticed. 
The CM thanked the executive and professional board and advised the ministry of commerce and industries to deliver the building adjacent to the Central Silo the board for its usage. 
The head of the independent local organ commission informed the CM on the expropriation of 48 jirib of third grade land equivalent to 19 jirib of first grade of land property of Shaukat Khan located in Maidan Shahr at a total price of Afs. 15 million and 15,0000 for construction of administration reform project. 
The CM confirmed the expropriation proposal and advised the Maidan Municipality to pay the land price to the owners. 
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation informed the CM in distribution of 60,000 tons of wheat for 20 provinces which was confirmed by the CM session and instructed the finance ministry to allocate the transport costs of the wheat to the provinces. 
The acting ministers of women affairs and public health shared the case of Mrs. Sahargul who has come under violence in Baghlan province. 
The CM instructed the ministries of public health for treatment of her and the women affairs and labor and social affairs and disabled and martyrs to provide boarding and lodging for her and advised the interior ministry to follow up the perpetrators of this case legally. 
The CM also confirmed amendment of the commission led by first vice-president into the membership of heads of provincial departments of Ghazni province including the urban ministry, women affairs, agriculture and irrigation, transport and civil aviation, and energy and water and the secretariat of the department of information and culture of the province and chaired by Ghazni governor. 
The amendment was adopted for acceleration of the Ghazni city projects to be ready for 2013 as the Center of Islamic Culture. 
At the end of the session foreign minister presented three international conventions which were confirmed by the CM accordingly. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Owing to suggestion of Afghan ministry of information and culture and approval of presidential office, the country’s eight knowledgeable figures, having various academic and scientific written booklets have been entitled to state medals. 
Based on separate verdicts, high state medals of Ghazni Mirbacha Khan have been conferred over to Ustad Abdul Ahad Ashrati, Ustad Abdullah Bakhtani Khedmatgar, Rashid Saljoqi, Ustad Ali Mohammad Zuhama, Ustad Mir Hussain Shah, Abdul Ghafor Arezo, while high state medal of Malai conferred over to Shafiqa Yarqin and high state medal of Mullah Mushk Alam conferred over to Habibullah Rafi.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The personnel of national security department has arrested a person who two years back had committee murder of 27 303 bus occupants on the Kandahar-Herat highway. 
The armed Taliban on 28th of Mizan 1387 had killed the occupants of a 303 bus who were going towards Iran.  The bodies of the killed persons that some of whom were killed by bullets and some others were beheaded found in different areas of Helmand province. 
The personnel of national security department of Kandahar had arrested five armed elements during the mopping up operation. 
They say that these individuals were apprehended along with three balloons of explosives, ammonium nitrate, and 3 Kalashnikovs, pistols and communications units. 
They are residents of Shah Wali Kut, Maiwand and seven precincts of Kandahar and Marja of Helmand province. 
Bashir Ahmad who is resident of Maiwand of Kandahar and a ring leader of a group of four persons said that two years back he had a part in killing of the 27 303 bus occupants on the Kandahar-Herat highway.  Others also confessed to their crimes.