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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) UN expressing concern over civilian casualties in war in Afghanistan, once again asks the sides of conflict to observe the rights of civilians.
BNA reporter reporting the issue reports, the UN in its recent report expressing concern over the high casualties among civilians in Afghanistan says that during the last nine months the current year 2640 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan and 5379  people wounded.
The report says, the armed oppositions fighting against state security forces are responsible for 64% of casualties among civilians while the state security blamed for 20% of the casualties.
Based on UN report, although the number of casualties in comparison of the nine months of the previous year 6% decreased, but civilian casualties as a result of Afghan and foreign air attacks have 50% increased.
The civilian casualty always been a controversial issue in war in Afghanistan, but the recent findings of UN have blamed Taliban and other terrorist groups for 64% of casualties among civilians.
However the people and military experts of the country believe that Taliban’s share in killing civilians is much higher than the   figure mentioned in UN report. They say Taliban carry out terrorist attacks cause heavy casualties among civilians.
Zanbaq Square incident is an example of savagery of terrorist groups where more than 200 people martyred.  Attack on Imam Zaman Mosque in Kabul, attack on vehicle carrying the staff of Mine Ministry and attack on Jawadia Mosque in Herat are the examples the crimes that Taliban and other terrorist groups committed which caused heavy casualties among civilians.
Doulat Waziri the spokesman of national defense ministry also believes that terrorists are bearing the major responsibility for casualties among civilians, because they deliberately, use the residential houses and the residents as a shield.
Political elites believe presenting report cannot settle any problem. The UN always sufficed reporting on number of casualties among civilians, it would be better the UN seek ways of punishing Taliban and other terrorist groups in order the terrorist desist from killing of civilians.
 

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:34

Deadly Attacks of SF On Taliban Strongholds

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Lashkargah (BNA) 15 armed Taliban insurgents killed in air raids on Taliban strongholds in Helmand province.
The attacks were carried out by security forces on Taliban strongholds in Sangeen district and suburb of Lashkargah city.
A senior commander of national army in the south of the country told BNA, in the raids 15 armed insurgents were killed.
He said four huge Taliban strongholds with all war equipment have been demolished.
It is said that no harm and losses incurred to residents in the raids.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:30

Taliban Key Commander Detained In Herat

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Herat (BNA) A key commander of Taliban has been detained in Herat province late yesterday night.
Mullah Abdul Haq in charge of military commission of Taliban in Kerkh district has been detained in a special operation of security forces.
Jelani Farhad spokesman of Herat governor in a contact to BNA confirmed arresting of the commander.
According to reports, Mullah Abdul Haq has arrested while organizing a series of terrorist events.
He was involved in most insecurity and terrorist attacks in surrounding of the mentioned district.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The security forces foiled a deadly plot of armed militants to detonated a truck packed explosives in Kabul city.
According to criminal head of Kabul security command  General Almas to BNA,  a suicide bomber who was riding a Mazda type truck was arrested before he manage to detonate the vehicle from 5th precinct of Kabul city last night.
He further said suicide bomber was identified by the security forces and was injured after they opened fire.
This comes as an explosion left a number of people wounded in Kabul city earlier on the evening of the same day.
The incident took place in Dehburi area of Kabul after explosives planted in a police vehicle went off, leaving wounded.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                                   
One Dollar                                            68/20 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                              89/80 Afs                           
One Euro                                             80/30 Afs                           
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/50 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          637 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees               10505 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees               16/80 Afs                           
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Abdul Qader Mirzayee, well-known Afghan journalist’s new book entitled ‘Media Management in Afghanistan’ was unveiled here the other day with participation of a number of writers, journalists and culturists.
Addressing the ceremony which was organized by the Nai agency in Kabul, SayedAqa Hussain Sancharaki deputy minister of publication for the Ministry of Information and Culture praised Mirzayee’s new book, calling the book contents informative.
“The book is unique in its kind and there were no books published with the same name in Afghanistan,” Sancharaki added.
Praising the third chapter of the book, the deputy minister said the chapter was discussing the media management in Afghanistan and how the media owners looking forward to their businesses rather than professional works.
“Lack of media culture and chastity of the words in some media are also the main points discussed in the third chapter which we are agree with it,” he added.
Criticizing government’s lack of support to media as mentioned in the book, Sancharaki said government has very good contact with media and support free media activities.
Pointing to sources of his book, Abdul QaderMirzayee said Persian writers’ articles and opinions as well as his two decades of media experiences were the main sources of the book.
“The main motive behind the book ‘Media Management ‘was the path to scientific self-sufficiency, and acquaintance with media and journalism in Afghanistan.
The ceremony was followed with a number of speeches by the well-known writers, professors and university lecturers, praising Mirzayee’s efforts for publishing of the book.
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with central zone elders and influential figures as well as his advisors, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said US new strategy would suppress those armed groups that don’t join peace process, CE office said in a statement. 
CE Abdullah clarified that pressure on Pakistan, suppressing armed insurgents and not declaring foreign forces’ withdrawal timetable are among the US new strategy important points before Afghanistan, according to the statement.
Calling the US new strategy a historical achievement, Dr, Abdullah said hereafter, those insurgent groups that refuse to join peace process would be firmly fought, the statement added.
Welcoming the US new strategy, the participants shared security problems of their provinces and said they expected that implementation of the US new strategy would help security get improved throughout the country, the statement continued.
Furthermore, the problems of central zone provinces in different fields particularly lack of teachers, adduction, development projects, reconstruction and health were also discussed.
After hearing the participants’ view and suggestions, Dr. Abdullah said the government of national unity in cooperation with international community would suppress those armed groups that refuse to join peace talks.
In connection with participants’ demands, CE said the government would do its best to address their problems.
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appreciated Ahmad Yasin Qaderi, who has recently won the world amateur Body Building and Fitness championship title in Mangolia which cash reward here yesterday, the presidential palace said in a statement.
At the outset, Bawar Hottak head of the Body Building Federation thanked president Chani’s support of the athletes, enumerated a serious of athletes’ problems and asked government to solve them.
Meanwhile world champion Ahmad Yasin Qaderi congratulated the president and the Afghan people on the occasion, saying government’s support of the athletes to further pave the ground for their victories.
The president thanked Qaderi and his family for the championship, calling his victory a great achievement for Afghanistan and the region.
“e have attentions towards sport and we support it Fundamental programs for promotion of sport to begin next week,” the president said.
The president went on saying that raising of Afghanistan’s flag in international competitions was indeed introducing of Afghanistan’s new feature to the world, aiming that the country has been changed and could achieve for their honors.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, deputy minister of cultural affairs and acting Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) and UNESCO representative in Kabul Patricia McPhillips signed MoUs for three years here yesterday, BNA reported.
According to the state-run agency, based on the signed MoUs, UNESCO would assist Ministry of information and Culture in the areas of capacity buildings of archaeologists, documentation of Mes Aynak relics and its excavations in the coming three years.
Speaking during the ceremony. Prof, Bawari called UNESCO a good partner of the ministry, adding the two sides would keep cooperation for the safeguarding of the Mes Aynak relics.  According to another report, acting minister of information and culture submitted a historical book to the national achieve here yesterday.
The book which is 17 pages and decorated with golden lines and its history goes back to 5th to 9th century B./C as well as written with Avestan alphabets, bad earlier been seized by the Police of Maidan Wardak province and was submitted to the ministry for protection.  The acting minister applauded security organs’ efforts for prevention of the illegal trafficking of the book.
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with British special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan of his office on Saturday, the presidential palace said in a statement.
In the meeting, both sides exchanged view on bilateral relations and regional issues as well as US new strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia, according to the statement.
Representing the government and people of Afghanistan, President Ghani appreciated Britain’s cooperation over the last year, the statement added.
Furthermore, the British special representative assured his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan.
 

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