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Monday, 04 December 2017 06:22

26 Terrorists Killed In Ghazni Operation

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ghazni (BNA) 26 armed terrorists were killed in Ghazni province yesterday.
Lt. Fazel Khoda Ibrahimkhail spokesman of 203 army corps told BNA, 26 armed terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by national army forces in outskirt of Gerou district of that province while they stormed on security checkpoint in suburb of Gelan district.
He added, 36 other insurgents have been wounded and a vehicle and quantity of weapons were seized by security forces.
A national army soldier was also martyred and another wounded in the conflict.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, 04 December 2017 06:18

17 People Held On Charges Criminal Crimes

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) 17 people were detained accused of different criminal crimes in Nangarhar province.
The people were detained in recent days in special operations of security forces from various parts of Nangarhar province.
Hazrat Hosain Mashriqiwal police spokesman of Nangarhar province told BNA, the arrested men were involved in killing, rubbery, abduction and smuggling narcotic drugs.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) 28 Daesh affiliates were killed and 11 others have been wounded in a series of air and ground strikes in Nangarhar province late last night.
The fighters were targeted in Dor Baba, Hasaka Mina and Kot Districts.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, 28 Daesh fighters were killed while making terrorist activities.
Another report says, the security forces prevented from a series of blasts in Nangarhar pounce.
Security officials discovered and neutralized six mines from crowded areas of Nangarhar province and prevented from a series of deadly events.
No one has been detained in the connection of the case.
According to another report, security forces discovered three weapons caches of Daesh in that province.
The caches were kept in Batikot and Lalpor districts of that province.
Heavy and light weapons were seized from the caches.
Local officials said Daesh used from the caches for terrorist activities.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, 03 December 2017 10:43

Explosion Rocks Jalababad City

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) An explosion shocked the center of Jalalabad city, provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province this afternoon.
The incident took place near Shirzai stadium of Jalalabad city while a large gathering was underway in support of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
A senior police commander in the east of the country told BNA, preliminary reports indicate at least 5 people have been killed and around 13 others have sustained injuries.
A bomb was placed in a motorbike and exploded among large gathering of civilians.
So far, no individual or group has committed responsibility of the bloody event.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Ghani participated at the eighth session of heart of Asia countries and Istanbul process held in Baku the capital of Azerbaijan insisting on regional cooperation called it very important in the current situation.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the session of Heart of Asia countries recently held in Baku. The session is a part of Afghanistan’s efforts and initiatives for supporting international gathering in solving regional disputes. 
The session held in time, the situation of the region is critical and the people of the region are suffering from terrorism, extremism, narcotic drugs trafficking and dozens of other barbaric crimes and rivalries, different views and political tension among the countries of the region have made difficult to ensure stability in region.
President Ghani delivering a speech in the session pointed out,” we have gathered in a situation where regional cooperation has never been so important.”
Afghan president determining some of the problems among the countries of the region insisted that the countries of the region should move toward holding a constructive gathering and all countries for supporting peace should come under a single roof and peace negotiations should be held under the leadership of Afghanistan.
Afghan president in his speech once again repeated that Afghanistan to live in peace with Pakistan but the stance of that country is not clear.
He called extensive negotiations between the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan very necessary. The words stated by Afghan president clearly indicate that Afghanistan as before, insists on regional cooperation and considers holding a regional gathering is a way for settling regional problems.
In this critical situation that not only threats the countries of the region but the entire world, it would be necessary for countries that consider their wins and victories because of support from terrorist and extremist groups should know and accept that they cannot impose such a policy on countries of the region any more, therefore they have to adopt a clear policy. For this reason, president Ghani insisted on adopting a transparent stance by Pakistan and holding talks on the level of governments.
According to political elites, Baku session once again provided a ground for Afghanistan and other member countries of Istanbul process to express their views on regional affairs and problems that prevent restoring peace in the region and came in the result that just unity and coordination among the countries can lead to settling the current problems.
Although there were differences among the views of member countries, but at last they agreed on designing a single strategy for fighting terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking. The participants of the session also introduced Taliban, Al- Qaeda and ARE as terrorist groups and insisted on coordinated struggle against economic crimes.
According the politicians, issuing a joint statement by the participants of Baku session and their agreement on a joint strategy is of great importance. However, what is more important is implementing the commitments made in the statement released at the end of the session. It would be necessary for the participants to establish a monitoring committee for implementing the statement and strategies agreed on in Baku session, this will increase the credibility of the session and attracts the attention of more people to Istanbul process.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Sunday December 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 7th Heart of Asia Conference (HoA) was held Friday in Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan. Peace, security, counter terrorism and economic development in Afghanistan were discussed in the conference attended by representatives of 14 participating countries.
A number of experts and representatives of people in parliament believe that such meetings can be effective when commitments made by regional countries towards maintaining peace and counter terrorism in Afghanistan.
Hashimi, a member of Afghanistan House of People, has said Heart of Asia Conference could be facilitator of peace for Afghanistan, adding that the meeting could also provide facility to world countries to further assess situation in Afghanistan and the region.
“Such meetings have two positive impacts: first, good diplomatic relations are created with participating countries in the meeting and secondly, representatives of participating countries become aware of current situation of Afghanistan, but if I say the meeting will bring peace to the country, it probably won’t, but such meeting can provide facilities for peace in the country,” said Hashimi.
Meanwhile, a number of experts consider coordination between regional and world countries as key in maintaining peace and counter terrorism, but saying they hope HoA conference can have a practical platform for reaching peace in Afghanistan.
Haider Hemat, an Afghan political expert on regional affairs said: “I think HoA conference is a good initiative, but it has problems practically. I can say that such meetings might have positive impacts if we have active diplomacy and bring regional consensus between countries in the region, but unfortunately we are not able to create an intra – Afghan platform due to increasing violence and war in the country.”
Nevertheless, Afghanistan government considers ‘Heart of Asia’ process on Afghanistan as key, but Hemat says such meetings won’t be effective unless a big consensus is created for ending violence in Afghanistan and world and regional countries take honestly steps in this regard.
Related to effectiveness of Heart of Asia meeting, an Afghan political expert Kabir Ranjbar said: “Holding such meetings is good for regional convergence towards counter terrorism, economic development and maintaining peace in Afghanistan.”
He stressed that such conferences would not give positive results very soon as numerous national and international conferences have been held on Afghanistan, but unfortunately Afghanistan was still facing with increasing crisis of violence and war.
“If Heart of Asia meeting creates consensus between participating countries and Afghanistan in connection with a series of issues, it will be beneficial in future as most of regional countries want improvement of situation in Afghanistan and consider maintaining stability and security as good for the region,” said Ranjbar.
It is worth mentioning that the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA) was founded on November 2nd, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. The process provides a platform for sincere and results-oriented regional cooperation by placing Afghanistan at its center, in recognition of the fact that a secure and stable Afghanistan is vital to the prosperity of the Heart of Asia region.
This platform was established to address the shared challenges and interests of Afghanistan and its neighbors and regional partners. The Heart of Asia is comprised of 14 participating countries, 17 supporting countries, and 12 supporting regional and international organizations.
Suraya Raiszada
 

Sunday December 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with Afghanistan Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang renewed his country’s commitment to play a constructive role in peaceful reconstruction in the insecurity-plagued nation.
On the sideline of the 16th Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting, Li made the commitment that Beijing was ready to support a wide and inclusive process for an Afghan led and Afghan owned political reconciliation.
In the meeting of the SCO, with Afghanistan as an observer member, the premier also stated that China would assist Afghanistan in realizing its domestic political stability and economic development.
Mr. Li emphasized that expansion of pragmatic cooperation between the two countries on economy and trade wouldn’t be made without a safe and stable external environment and that his country would develop dialogue and cooperation with Afghanistan and Pakistan to achieve long-term regional stability and security.
Afghanistan CEO, Dr. Abdullah called China his country a good neighbor of China and reiterated the need for developing ties would be in the interests of the two nations.
Considering the undeniable and still growing economic and political relations between China and Pakistan, China can play key role in making the two rivals closer, to achieve stabilization of the region, through forcing Pakistan to fundamentally change its policy towards Afghanistan by eliminating terrorists’ hideouts in its soil and tolerating a peaceful country in its neighborhood 
The government and the people of Afghanistan, as the country’s CEO said, highly appreciate the efforts being made by China in promotion of the reconciliation process as well as its positive role in enhancing the country’s reconstruction, capacity-building and improvement in livelihood within multilateral frameworks.  
Afghanistan can make joint effort with China to take the two countries relations to a new arena, to stay against all kinds of terror and insurgency in the region and to have a peaceful, tranquil and free-threat nations. But there is a key point, shouldn’t be ignored that convincing Pakistan to abide by its commitment to stop harboring and training insurgents and sending them to Afghanistan and other regional countries, is the most important issue.
Afghans believe in China as it can do more for peace and development in Afghanistan, because the war-weary nation have become disappointed of the western countries and their military allies, as if they could make something constructive for their country, they would have made it during the last long years of political and military presence in the country.
There is a big difference between despotic and progressive; China is intensely willing world welfare, and this is why it has initiated the belt-and-road project, while the west, particularly the US is not in favor of the world stability, this is why the ex-president Barack Obama even set on fire military facilities before his country’s troops withdrawal from the country.
So, let’s focus on what should be done in Afghanistan; continuation of war or stepping up towards reconstruction process? Afghans don’t want war and insecurity in their country and to overcome the challenges, they are impatiently eying China to persuade Pakistan to give up supporting insurgency and working for both countries’ well-being.
China fully understands that why terrorism could resist and not still fully uprooted despites years of battle in the region, particularly along the two countries borders. And most importantly it should also know no terrorism or insurgency could exist, if Pakistan was pressured by China to cooperate with its neighbors in elimination of the phenomenon.
This is too easy for China to work first, in bringing the two neighbors (Afghanistan and Pakistan) closer and convince both countries to refrain from any rivalries and then have them permanent economic partners.
F.Makhdoom
 

Sunday December 3, 2017

Pul-e-Khumri City (BNA) During the current year over 550 kg narcotic drug have been discovered and seized by counter-narcotic drug policemen in northern Baghlan province.
Col. Nezamuddin Nezam director of counter-narcotic drug in police headquarters of Baghlan told BNA local correspondent, the discovered narcotic drug include 147 kg opium, 390 kg hashish, 25 kg heroin and 45 liters alcoholic beverage.
It is mentionable that, during this time 61 narcotic drug smugglers were arrested by counter-narcotic drug policemen in Baghlan province as well, Nezam added.
Also 17 motorcycles, 4 mobiles, two rocket launchers, a PK (machine gun), two Kalashnikovs, and a communication means have been seized from the smugglers, Nezam further added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday December 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Over 204 displaced families have received cash and winter packages in central Panjshir province yesterday.
Hafiz Ahmad Myakhail spokesman of ministry of refugees and repatriation told BNA reporter, due to insecurity the families were displaced from Nooristan, Baghlan, Laghman, Badakhshan, Takhar and Kunduz provinces, which relocated in different parts of Panjshir province.
In this round each family had received 200 USD, 4 blankets and a package of winter cloth that provided by external charity organization, Myakhail added.
According to another report, 150 families have received cash assistances in eastern Laghman province yesterday.
A source from Laghman’s department of refugees and repatriation said, the cash assistances provided by World Food Program, which districted to 150 families who returned from Pakistan and Iran and placed in Dawlat Shah, Alingar, Alishing and Qarghayee districts of the province.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, 03 December 2017 08:57

Addicts Increased In Bamyan

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Bamyan (BNA) Bamyan head of counter narcotics claims that dozen people are being transferring to Bamyan by unknown individuals, BNA reported.
Hussain Nazari told BNA, reporters obtained since the summer of this year, dozens of addicts have been transferred from Kabul and Farah to Bamyan.
Provincial head of counter narcotics of Bamyan said BNA, a month later, the work of collecting addicts from Bamyan has begun, and dozens of addicts have been treated in treatment centers.
According to a survey of previous year, it is estimated that there will be more than 50,000 addicts in Bamyan, he told BNA.
According to him in Bamyan there are two hospitals with a capacity of 50 and 20- beds.  Due to the increase of addicts in that province, drug addiction centers should be increased.
 

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