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Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:11

11 armed insurgents killed

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 11 armed insurgents were killed and 14 others wounded in an operation by afghan security forces in Farah province last night.
Abdul Raof Rahman police official of that province said BNA, the operation was carried out for elimination of armed insurgents in the Shewan and Ganjabad villages, Balabalok district, in which 11 insurgents were killed, 14 wounded and 9 others along with heavy weapons and a motoric were arrested.
According to Rahman, two national army soldiers and a police of public order were martyred in the operation.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:10

20 rebels arrested

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) the national army forces arrested 20 rebels including a commander of them in a cleaning operation in Helmand and Kandahar provinces.
National defense ministry press office said BNA, the national army forces conducted a series of operations in the relevant areas of Kandahar and Marja district of Helmand provinces, in which 20 rebels including a commander of them were arrested and quantity of explosives seized
Also, in another operation by these forces in the Jaghtou district of Maidan-Wardak province, two foreign nationals were killed. 

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:10

Mine blast kill one, inured 3

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Mehtarlam (BNA) mine blast in Laghman province caused killing of one and injuring of three civilians yesterday.
Sarhadi Zwak spokesman governor of Laghman said BNA, the mine exploded when a Saracha car struck a mine in the Alishing district.
Zwak said, in the incident, the driver of the car was killed and three passengers of the car wounded which the health condition one of them reported critical.

Thursday, June 20, 20123
Kabul (BNA)   Meeting of joint  board of security transition  held in which matters related to the 5th and final round of security transition process from international forces to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) came under discussions and officials of security transition commission announced that in few days’ time country wide security responsibility of Afghanistan would be shouldered by the Afghan security institutions which is a turning point in the history of Afghanistan for its political stability.
Evaluating implication of the transition process, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai chairman of security transition commission expressed hope over war potentials of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and said that in cooperation of world community our armed services have attained professional military training over the past ten years and they are fully capable to provide countrywide security to the Afghan nation. Addressing Afghan security officials, head of the security transition commission said that despite withdraw of thousands of foreign troops from Afghanistan (Afghan forces) not allowed security vacuum and it strongly represents war capabilities of Afghan security institutions. Meanwhile, officials of national ministry of defense have warmly welcome the 5th and final round of security transition process from international troops to the Afghan security institutions and have demanded from international community mainly the US and allies of Afghanistan to focus on providing adequate military equipment to Afghan troops so that these force be able to accomplish their military operations effectively by their own in the future following foreign troops evacuations. Commenting on the topic, defense minister Bismillah Muhammadi said that ANSF have received sufficient military trainings and they were fully capable to take security responsibility of the country and expressed reservation that if sufficient military equipment weren’t provided to our border police there could be some security challenges alongside the insecure areas bordering neighboring Pakistani. Defense minister also urged that casualties among our armed forces were also increased following previous rounds of security transition process and currently ANSF provides security coverage to nearly 80% of the overall territory of the country and it would reach to 100% following the completion of 5th and final phase of security transition process from international process from international troops to the Afghan security institutions. At the meantime , officials of ministry of interior affairs of Afghanistan have asked the Afghan people not to be concerned of foreign troops withdraw in 2014 , because the Afghan armed services were fully prepared to provide better security to national of the country . Commenting on the topic, Sidiq Sidiqi, a spokesman to the ministry of interior affairs reiterate that Afghan forces including national police have attained enough military capability to overcome security threats be their own following foreign troops vacuum and currently Afghan armed forces are taking security responsibilities of nearly 85% of the overall territory of the country and added that Afghan people strongly welcome and support foreign troops withdraw. Talking on the topic, retired military Gen: Noorulhaq Ulomi told that ANSF is in dire need of latest technology and military weapons following foreign troop’s pullout in order to enable Afghan security institutions to combat threats emerging from terrorism and insurgency effectively after the withdraw of international troops from the country in 2014 and allies of Afghanistan particularly the US should honor all commitments made to ANSF and mobilize them with latest weaponries including logistic and cargo airplanes and helicopters to protect achievement of the previous decade. At the meantime, national of the country express diverse views regarding the security transition process and emphasize that international community mainly those nations with whom Afghanistan has forged strategic cooperation partnership agreements should provide sufficient military equipment to Afghan national security forces so that Afghan troops be able to accomplish tasks effectively following foreign troops callback in 2014. Talking on the matter, military officer Sakhi Dad Khan said that Afghanistan has always been the victim of foreign interference and with consideration of threat that emerge for Afghanistan from beyond its borders , international community should provide adequate weaponries , arms and ammunitions to Afghan forces to suppress the enemy effectively . This came after a decade long presence of NATO and the US in Afghanistan, ANSF still confront insufficient military weaponries.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:08

2 Taliban killed and 10 wounded

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Farah (BNA) two armed Taliban were killed and 10 others wounded in a clearing operation conducted by Afghan security forces.
Abdul Rahman Zhwandou spokesman for Farah governor said BNA, the Afghan security forces launched a clearing operation for elimination of insurgents in the Shean village, Balabalok district of Farah province last night in which 2 Taliban were killed and 10 others wounded.
According to him, a quantity of heavy and light weapons was seized and operation will continue till the complete elimination of the insurgents from the area. 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:23

14 armed Taliban killed

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Kandahar (BNA)  14 armed Taliban were killed in a series military operations in Kandahar province .
It is being said that two local commanders of them were lost their lives as well.
An official of national army forces stationed in Kandahar said BNA, the Taliban targeted by Afghan and NATO forces in the relevant areas of Panjwai , Zhri, Speenboldak districts of Kandahar province and lost their lives.
According to him, the killed commanders were killed in their hideouts while organizing of terrorist attacks.
23 Taliban were killed in a clash and several military operations by Afghan and NATO forces the other day.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:22

4 NATO soldiers killed

 Thursday, June 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) four NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan as a result of mortar mine explosion.
The soldiers were Americans;  and they lost their lives in the east of the country in  mortar attack by Taliban.
NATO confirmed the killing of the 4 soldiers, but said nothing about identity and exact areas of the incident.
A spokesman of American forces said Media that these soldiers were American and killed in Bagram military base.
The last two months were the bloodiest months for foreign soldiers in Afghanistan.
According to unconfirmed report, 40 NATO soldiers were lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:21

Joint senior staff meeting held in MoFA

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA): A meeting of senior staff for assessment of progress within the framework of mutual accountability of Tokyo conference was held in Foreign Ministry yesterday.
At the meeting the ministry of finance presented a report of the ministry’s 1391 activities according to which the operational plans in respect to ensuring of democracy and just elections, governance, rule of law, human rights and massive expansion were reflected.
The report adds that as per the undertakings of Tokyo conference some countries still did not pay the percentage of their committed sum to be spent through the national budget of Afghanistan.
At Tokyo conference, the international community committed to pay $ 16 billion to Afghanistan until 2015 and to provide financial support until 2017 and they committed to pay 50% of the aid through the national budget of the country and expend up to 80% of the aid in the national programs of priorities.
The meeting emphasized on further efforts of Afghanistan in respect of the holding of free, transparent elections and struggle against administrative corruption and ensuring of human rights.

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA): A number of religious figures and elders of Helmand and Kandahar called on President Karzai and shared their problems with him.
At the meeting at the Presidential Palace Mawlawi Mohammad Nasim Akhundzaduh, Mawlawi Nazar Mohammad, Mawlawi Abdul Mateen and mayor of Helmand Fazel Safi representing others raises issues like building a dam on the Arghandab river, construction of a township in Kandahar, a retaining wall close to the Lashkargah city, building of another bridge on the side of the existing bridge in Lashkargah and reconstruction of the existing bridge were discussed with the president.
President Karzai after hearing the problems noted by the elders and religious figures of the two provinces instructed the ministries of education and public works and other related organs who were present at this meeting to study the problems and present a report in this respect to be evaluated at another meeting in presence of elders representatives and decision is made on them.
The president also informed the elders on the transition of security leadership from the foreign forces to the Afghan forces, opening of Taliban office in Qatar, the peace process and other issues.

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA): President Karzai strongly condemned the terrorist targeted the convoy of Mohammad Mohaqeq a parliament member that killed and wounded some innocent civilians.
According to information received from interior ministry last morning the convoy of this parliament member come under terrorist attack of Afghan enemies in 3rd precinct of Kabul city that left three people martyred and injured several.
President Karzai while strongly denouncing the attack said the Afghan nation enemies by conducting such inhumane act once again demonstrated that aliens and circles loyal to them strive to martyr elders and political personalities of Afghanistan.
The President also had a telephonic conversation with Mohd. Mohaqeq on the incident and conveyed his sympathy with him on those killed and wounded in the incident.
Hamid Karzai expresses his deep condolences to the martyr families and wish speedy health recovery to the injured of the incident.