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Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:54

Clashes Killed 12 Terrorists, Injured 18

Saturday May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 12 armed oppositions were killed and 18 others were wounded during clashes with Afghan National Police personnel in southern Kandahar province last night.
Zia Durani spokesman of police chief in Kandahar told BNA, the clashes took place between Afghan National Police personnel and Taliban militants in relevant areas of Marouf district of the province, in which 12 insurgents were killed and 18 others were injured.
Four Afghan National Police personnel were martyred and 6 others were wounded during the conflicts, Durani added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 27 armed oppositions were killed and 17 others were wounded by Afghan security forces in Ghazni province last night.
According to BNA local correspondent report, Mohammad Aref Wahidi deputy governor of Ghazni said, a group of Taliban militants launched massive attacks on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Ajrestan district of the province, which faced with full resistance of security personnel.
Twenty anti-government militias were killed and 17 others were wounded during the attacks, Wahidi added.
It is mentionable that 12 Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel were martyred during the clashes as well, Wahidi concluded.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) 9 people have martyred and 42 others were wounded following three back-to-back explosions took place in eastern Nangarhar province late last night.
Ataullah Khogyani provincial spokesman of Nangarhar told BNA reporter, the blasts happened among people, those were watching a cricket match in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province, in which 9 people have martyred and 42 others were injured.
All the injured of the incidents were shifted to provincial hospital, but the health conditions of several injured are not critical, Khogyani added.
Organizer of the cricket match, Hedayatullah Zaher is among the martyrs, Khogyani further added.
Meanwhile, Taliban nor ISIS has commented regarding the successive explosions until now.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) More than 1000 acres of poppy farms were demolished in Nangarhar province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the poopy farms have been destroyed in operation of government officials.
He added, fight against poppy cultivation has launched with cooperation of security officials in Nangarhar province and continued till annihilation of poppy farms in that province.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lashkarga (BNA) 14 Taliban rebels were killed in a series of Afghan forces air strikes in Helmand province last night.
The rebels were suppressed while organizing a series of terrorist activities in suburb of Lashkarga city and Sangeen District.
ANA commander in south of the country told BNA, 14 Taliban rebels were killed in the strikes.
He added, several Taliban hideouts have been demolished.
According to another report, the security forces of Helmand province succeeded to discover weapons caches.
The caches have been discovered from suburb of Lashkarga city.
A security official of Helmand said, numerous of heavy and light weapons were also seized
Likewise report says the security forces of Helmand province have failed a plan of Taliban for organizing of a series of blasts.
Security officials of Helmand province discovered five mines from surrounding of Lashkarga city and Sangeen District.
According to reports, the mines were placed by Taliban on busy roads of the province.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) 14 Daesh affiliates were killed in recent raids of Afghan security forces in Jalalabad city last night.
The fighters were targeted in parts of Nangarhar province by air and ground raids of Afghan security forces.
Commander of Selab army corps in the east of the country told BNA, 14 Daesh affiliates were killed in the raids.
He added, the fighters were targeted in their strongholds in Achen, Dehbala, Kot and Hasaka Mina Districts.
According to reports, several strongholds of Daesh with all war equipment have been demolished.
Another report says that six mines were discovered and neutralized from busy roads of Nangarhar province.
No one has been detained in connection of mines planting.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during a meeting with officials of the Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) and telecom sector at his office on Thursday ordered the sale of state-owned lands to telecommunications firms at reasonable prices and in line with pertinent laws, a statement from the presidential palace said.
Relations between ATRA and telecom companies, more investment in fiber optic and other issues like revenue, frequency and bank loans came up for discussion.
Presidential Advisor Asadullah Ghazanfar read out President Ghani’s statement. The president asked the authorities concerned to take following measures to boost investment in the telecom sector:
- Telecom firms be provided lands at appropriate prices and in compliance with the law to develop their infrastructure and gain better access to government installations;
- The Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat was directed to ensure power supply to the telecom companies without any bias in electrified areas;
- Security and civilian organs were instructed to cooperate with telecom-sector investors on removing hurdles and problems.
- The central bank, Ministry of Finance and ATRA were given three months to prepare a policy for loans to telecom sector investors and place it before the High Economic Council for approval.
- A commission led by Ministry of Finance and with membership of ministry of justice, ATRA and a representative from Telecom companies should present their demands to High Economic Council on telecom related taxations.
Meanwhile, President Ghani commended the telecom sector’s readiness for investments, saying government fully supported the relevant companies. He wanted all government institutions, mosques, schools, universities and academic centers to be linked through the fiber optic. Facilities for investment in the sector had been provided, he said. “All possible measures were being taken to extend all possible cooperation to the telecom firms in areas of energy and security.”
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan releasing a statement here on Wednesday rejected China’s People’s Daily Online report on Afghanistan’s treasures exhibition, saying the artifacts were put on display based on goodwill of Afghanistan towards its northeastern neighbor, People’s Republic of China.
“Unfortunately, the Peoples’ Daily Online on May 15th, 2018 has reported that Afghanistan Treasures Exhibition is protected and displayed in China because of concern about its safety herein Afghanistan. The Ministry of Information and Culture completely reject the report and displayed the Afghanistan Treasures Exhibition in china as a goodwill of Afghanistan to the people of China,” the ministry’s statement said.
According to the statement, the Ministry could preserve these treasures during 90s civil war that heavy fighting was going on between warring parties in different parts of Kabul City and that there was no reason to have concern on their safety and security, as Kabul’s current security situation is very much stable comparing to those harsh times that these treasures were preserved.
“Our treasure is our identity and we always preserve it at any time and any cost,” the statement quoted the ministry as saying.
Meanwhile the ministry expressed the main goal behind the exhibition to show Afghanistan’s rich history and culture to its brothers and sisters in China which they didn’t know much about it.
“We initially received request to show this exhibition for two years in 6 museums after Palace and Dunhuang Museums, but we only been able to give this exhibition for 3 museums and refused the 3 remaining. Still Afghanistan receive many requests from Chinese museums and other museums around the world to display this exhibition. This will depend to the approval of Cabinet Members and decisions at the Ministry of Information and Culture,” the statement added.
According to ministry, the exhibition had been travelling to many safe countries around the world since 2006, so Afghanistan could protect it in those countries, adding there is only 231 piece of objects in Afghanistan Treasures Exhibition, while the Ministry and in particular the National Museum of Afghanistan currently preserve more than 70 thousand precious objects which is very important and there is no concern their safety and security. “so, the protection of the 231 objects is a very easy task for us.” The ministry went on saying that it was quite normal and task of museums around the world to exchange exhibitions and Afghanistan doing the same through displaying its treasures. “Currently the Ministry of Information and Culture are working on another exhibition from our treasures to display in China and other countries, so it doesn’t mean we need shelter for this object.” MoIC insists the exhibition was showing the goodwill of people of Afghanistan to the people of China and the exhibition was a gift for the people of China. “Through this exhibition, we aim to strengthen the cultural relation between two countries and we hope that the cultural relation and cooperation between two countries further bolstered.”
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Office (CEO) in a message congratulated the advent of holy month of Ramadan, a month of mercy, forgiveness and rescue from the hell’s fire.
Ramadan is a month of welfare, abundance and unity, the message further said.
The message added the sacred month of Ramadan is an opportunity to repent.
Simultaneously with the advent of Ramadan, the people of Afghanistan have been attacked by black terrorism and their supporters, whom have been committing antihuman and anti-Islamic acts under the name of Islam, the message went on to say.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the responsibility of religious scholars and influential figures gets enhanced, as with using masjids and other religious places, they can enlighten the public minds and condemn violence, extremism, bloodshed and other crimes, the message continued.
Recently, Islamic world ulama in a meeting held in Indonesia said, “The ongoing war in Afghanistan is in contrary with sacred religion of Islam and doesn’t ‘have any religious and humanitarian justification, ‘the message said. Lauding the Afghan security forces sacrifices whom are defending the national sovereignty and honor of this land, CEO prayed to martyrs’ souls, the message added.
CEO hoped this month the ongoing violence and war are ended and the people live in a peaceful atmosphere.  According to another report, National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar also while congratulating the advent of holy month of Ramadan to all Muslims of the world particularly to Afghan security forces and martyrs’ families said this month was the month of sins’ forgiveness.  May Allah the Almighty accept your prayers NSA added.
 

Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:32

ACAA Asked To Improve Flight Facilities

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a hearing meeting on Afghanistan Civil Aviation Independent Authority’s (ACAA) activity report here on Thursday, a presidential statement said.
At the outset ACAA director Mohamood Shah Habibi briefed the session on activities and future plans of the organization.
After hearing the report, ACAA was tasked to do more for capacity building and improving safety and standardization of the flights in the country, the statement said.
Meanwhile the session emphasized on ACAA’s efforts for technical capacity buildings, achieving the appropriate standards and implementation of practical plans for addressing the challenges before flights from Afghanistan to European countries, the statement added.
The authority was also tasked to work in coordination with Independent Civil Services Reforms Commission on finalization of work regulation of private and government companies, aiming to bring facilities during the flights, the statement concluded.
 

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