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Friday December 8, 2017
Kabul (BNA) With a cost of AFN 35,000,000 funded by Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) 32 welfare projects have been implemented in southern Kandahar province.
Habib Behzad in-charge of information in rural rehabilitation and development ministry said BNA correspondent, these development projects include providing of drinking water and transportation services has been executed by different programs of (MRRD) in various parts of Kandahar province.
By construction of the mentioned projects 16,000 families have been received environmental facilities.
According to another report, 16 development projects have been completed by Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Herat province. 
The projects have been executed in different parts of Herat province, which over 2000 families benefiting from the projects.

Friday December 8, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Six suspicious accused of criminal cases were arrested by counter-drug policemen in central Bamyan province.
Mohammad Reza director of press in police headquarters of Bamyan told BNA reporter, counter-drug policemen succeeded to detain six suspicious accused of sexual abuses and drinking alcoholic beverages from different parts of the province.
Few days ago also two military personnel have been arrested accused of sexual abuses by Afghan police personnel in the province.

Friday December 8, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement to extend a railway between the two countries which could give Uzbekistan a strategic access to the Persian Gulf through Iran.
The agreement over the project – which would be within the framework of the Trans-Afghan Transport Corridor that has been in the pipeline for over 12 years – was signed in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent on Thursday by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The plan is to construct a new railway with a total length of above 1,000 kilometers from Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh and to the western city of Herat which is close to the border with Iran.
“The line would extend from Neyababad in Mazar-e-Sharif to Herat on one side and to Kunduz on the other,” Afghan media quoted Abdul Bari Seddiqi, the deputy head of Afghanistan’s railway administration as saying.
“Uzbekistan can be connected to the Afghan railway lines via this link,” Seddiqi added.
Uzbekistan signed an agreement with Iran and Afghanistan in 2005 to build an interstate north-south transport corridor which could connect the landlocked former Soviet republic to international waters.
The rail link from Mazar-e-Sharif to Herat is expected to provide a new regional trade route that could eventually connect five countries: China, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Iran.
In 2011, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan put into service a 75-kilometer rail link connecting Afghanistan’s border city of Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif. Uzbekistan Railways has constructed the line through an investment of $170 million.
Since then, Uzbekistan had expressed its interest to extend the rail link to Herat and a connection to Iran.
Currently, a rail link from Herat to Iran is being constructed, allowing traffic from Uzbekistan to the Iran’s Persian Gulf ports.

Friday December 8, 2017
Kabul (BNA) At least 20 armed rebels were killed during a military operation conducted by Afghan Commando Forces in northern Kunduz province.
Ahmad Jawed Salim spokesman of Afghan Commando Forces said BNA local reporter, the operation was launched to annihilate armed oppositions and protect the lives and properties of people in relevant areas of Amam Sahib district of the province.
According to another report, Afghan National Army forces by carrying a military operation succeeded to discovered and defuse 7 round of anti-vehicle mines in relevant areas of Parwan and Kapisa provinces.

Friday November 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Qari Qudratullah in-charge of Haqqani terrorist network and 30 other insurgents were killed during a counter-terrorism operation conducted by Afghan security troops in central Maidan/Wardak province late Thursday.
Press office of Maidan/Wardak with releasing a statement issued that, Afghan security forces by launching a counter-terrorism operation succeeded to annihilate about 100 militants until now and the operation ongoing in relevant areas of Narkh district of the province.
The statement confirmed the killing of Qari Qudratullah who was involved in dozens deadly terrorist incidents in various parts of the province.
It has been said, dozens villages have been cleared from existence of armed oppositions during the operation as well.
Military officials in Maidan/Wardak province say, the operation to be continued until Narkh district completely clean-up from being of anti-government militias.

Friday November 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Over 400 war-affected families have been assisted by charity organization in eastern Nangarhar province.
The assistances provided by charity organizations and distributed by refugees and repatriation department of Nangarhar to the mentioned families.
Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai head of refugees and repatriation department in Nangarhar said BNA reporter, the families have been damaged due to war and placed in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.

Friday November 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) About 19 fighters of Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terrorist group were killed following air attacks in eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The ISIS loyalists targeted and killed in Acheen, and Haska Mina districts of the province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, 19 ISIS adherents killed during the raids.
The militants were busy on organizing a series of destructive and terrorist activities, which targeted and killed.
It has been said, there were zero casualties on the parts of civilians at the end of the attacks.
According to another report, Afghan security forces succeeded to discover and defuse 6 rounds of different type of mines from crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
Security officials in Nangarhar claimed that Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups are responsible for the failed mine plantings say, efforts underway to identify and capture the culprits of mine plantings.

Friday November 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) At least 8 people including two children lost their lives and over 12 others were wounded following suicide attack rocked eastern Nangarhar province yesterday afternoon.
A suicide attacker blew up his explosive device close to a tribal elder’s house in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Provincial spokesman Ataullah Khogyani told BNA local correspondent, eight civilians including two children lost their lives and over 12 others were injured following the suicide attack.
Meanwhile, doctors in a health center in Jalalabad city called critical the health conditions of 3 injuries of the incident.
No individual or group has commented regarding the deadly attack so far, but security sources claimed that Taliban militants are responsible for the blast.

Friday November 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) As many as 10 armed rebels were killed during clashes with Afghan security personnel in southern Helmand province this morning.
The conflicts took place, while Afghan security forces attacked on a group of Taliban militants, those wanted to plant road side mines in Garashk district of the province.
A senior commander of Afghan National Army in the south of the country told BNA report, 10 Taliban fighters have killed in the conflicts.
According to another report, three weapon storages belonging Taliban terrorist group have been discovered and seized by Afghan security troops from relevant areas of Sangeen and Garashk districts of the province.
A security official in Helmand says, several heavy and light weapons have been seized from the storages.

Friday November 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Trump on Thursday used a gratitude message to American troops overseas to take credit for a “win” in Afghanistan and to “give thanks to God” for freedom.
The unusual Thanksgiving message was delivered by Trump from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida over an internet connection to military men and women stationed near Kabul.
“I have to say just directly to the folks in Afghanistan: Everybody’s talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up,” Trump said, according to pool reports.
“We opened it up. We said, ‘Go ahead; we’re going to fight to win.’ We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around. We’re fighting to win, and you people are really, you’ve turned it around over the last three to four months like nobody’s seen. And they are talking about it. So thank you very much.
“Brave, incredible fighters.”
Trump later visited a Coast Guard station Earlier via Twitter, Trump spoke of what he sees as his accomplishments in office: “Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL”
The last was a reference to a barrier Trump wants to build along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

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