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Monday January 29, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Zadran fetched a hefty pay-check of Rs 4 crore from Kings XI Punjab, thus becoming the third Afghan player to be bought by an IPL franchise after Rashid Khan (Rs 9 crore to SRH), Mohammad Nabi (Rs 1 crore to SRH). Zadran, part of the Afghanistan Under-19 squad in the ongoing ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, is the first player born in the 21st century to play in the ODIs. Zadran had shot to fame claiming four wickets in debut against Ireland in 2017. Born on 28 March 2001, Zadran took Afghanistan to their maiden U-19 Asia Cup victory, when the team beat Pakistan. He took 20 wickets in the tournament held in Kuala Lumpur and went on to claim 17 wickets against Bangladesh in a bilateral Youth ODI series. In the capped spinners bracket, Nathan Lyon, Fawad Ahmed, Pragyan Ojha and Tabrez Shamsi went unsold. In the uncapped batsmen bracket, India under-19 star Manjot Kalra was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Sachin Baby was picked by Sunrsiers Hyderabad for a base price for Rs 20 Lakh. UP's Rinku Singh was taken by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 80 Lakh.
The Times of India

Monday, 29 January 2018 12:07

Trump Condemns Kabul Bombing

Monday January 29, 2018
Kabul (BNA) President Trump condemned the deadly car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, calling for all nations to crack down on the Taliban terrorist group behind the attack, The Hill writes.
"I condemn the despicable car bombing attack in Kabul today that has left scores of innocent civilians dead and hundreds injured," the president said in a White House statement Saturday. "This murderous attack renews our resolve and that of our Afghan partners. The Taliban’s cruelty will not prevail." The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. It took place on a busy street lined with old government buildings after the suspected attacker passed a security checkpoint and tried to evade another. The attack killed at least 95 people and injured dozens more. "The United States is committed to a secure Afghanistan that is free from terrorists who would target Americans, our allies, and anyone who does not share their wicked ideology," Trump continued. "Now, all countries should take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them."

Monday January 29, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Strongly condemning terror attacks on Hotel Intercontinental Kabul and save the children in Jalalabad, the US and UK reassured their support and cooperation with Afghan government. The US State Department authorities said that all the world people have the same opinion before Afghanistan and trying to annihilate terrorism. These attacks improve US determination on ANSF support. At the same time UK ambassador in Kabul Nicholas Kay said, the countries who support terror groups, should give up support as quick as possible. We want Afghanistan and Pakistan to jointly work in war on terror and we would never allow Afghanistan to be rechanged to a safe haven for terrorists and we will remain by Afghanistan as a global ally and continue our support and cooperation with this country.
A number of lawmakers and experts called continuation of support and cooperation of these two powers to Afghanistan important, said that their support improve hopes for elimination of terrorist groups and restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan. Lawmaker, Mohammad Hashim said, the world community should support this country for many years, because ignoring or non-global support of Afghanistan would face the world with problems as one of the urgent supports is continued support of ANSF in long term in war on terror and US, UK continued efforts and support paves the way of restoration of reliable stability. Ali Rahmani a political commentator said this is an encouraging news to Afghanistan people that the world major powers don’t leave them alone and it could be a unique opportunity to NUG and an important guarantee for a stable future. No doubt support of these two world powers is extremely important for Afghanistan.
He added, the Afghan people expect them to put elimination of save heavens and training centers of terrorists at the top of their commitments.
Safia Siddiqi one of the civil society activist said, if the world countries sincerely want restoration of reliable peace and stability in Afghanistan and success of Afghans in war on terror, they should exert strong potential pressure on Pakistan because all terror activities are masterminded in Pakistan. Taj Mohammad Akbar one of the citizens said, the US and UK are two major donors to developing countries.
So their support is a dire need for Afghans. Fariha a graduate of theology faculty of Salam University said, due to joint capacities, Afghanistan should expand political, economic and military relations with the regional and world countries and make further efforts for trust building and this issue would gradually gift stability and development to Afghanistan.
Suraya Raiszada

Friday January 26, 2018
Kabul (BNA) At least 50 anti-government militias including 6 local commanders of Taliban militants were killed and 35 others were injured during separate military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of National Defense press office stated BNA, the operations have been launched to suppress armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kunar, Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Faryab, Baghlan, Nimroz and Helmand provinces.
Some heavy and light weapons and ammunitions belonging the terrorists have been discovered and seized during the operations as well, the source added.


Friday January 26, 2018
Ghazni City (BNA) At least Six members of a family were killed and two others were wounded when a rocket hit on their home in southern Ghazni province.
Col. Shoargul commander of 203 Tunder told BNA correspondent, the incident took place in Qara Baghi village in the outskirts of Ghazni city, the provincial capital of the province, in which six members of a families including a woman lost their lives and two others were injured.
The rocket was fired by the Taliban, the source added.

Friday January 26, 2018
Neely City (BNA) Cash aids have been donated to 38 displaced families in southwestern Dykundi province yesterday.
BNA local correspondent reported that the assistances have been provided from Institute of Fight Hunger to the families, those left their houses due to internal war and relocated in Neely city the provincial capital of the province.
Each family have received 30,000 Afghani.
Most of the families replaced from Gyzab district, Urozgan province.

Friday, 26 January 2018 16:18

Two Commander of Taliban Militants Killed

Friday January 26, 2018
Maimana City (BNA) Two commander of Taliban militants were killed during clashes with Afghan security troops in northern Faryab province yesterday.
Col. Nasratullah Jamshidi in-charge of publication in 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, the clashes took place among Taliban militants and Afghan security personnel in Abgarmak area, Ghormach district of the province, in which two commanders of the terrorist group were killed and four other rebels were wounded.
According to another report, Afghan security forces succeeded to discover and defuse a round of mine that had been planted by enemies of the country in relevant areas of Almar district of Faryab province.

Friday, 26 January 2018 16:17

Nine Armed Oppositions Killed in Farah

Friday January 26, 2018
Farah City (BNA) At least 9 armed rebels were killed due to air attacks led by Afghan security forces in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Col. Nasratullah Jamshidi in-charge of publication in 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA correspondent, the armed oppositions were targeted and killed by Afghan air forces in Khalazayee village, Dand Shahabuddin district of the province.
In addition, 8 insurgents were injured and four hideouts of the terrorist group have been destroyed following raids, Jamshidi added.

Friday January 26, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team to face with Australia U-19 national cricket team in ICC U19 World Cup.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan crushed hosts New Zealand in the quarter-finals by 202 runs and find way to semi-final match of the tournament.
Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team started batting and by losing his 6 wickets scored 309 runs in 50 overs.
Afghan batmen Rahimullah hit 69 runs, Ibrahim Zadran 68 runs, Baher Shah 67 runs, Ezmatullah 66 runs from 23 balls and Nasir Wahdat scored 20 runs.
Afghan bowlers Mujeeb Zadran and Qais Ahmad grabbed four wickets each.
Ezmatullah Omari’s Afghan cricketer declared as man of the match.
It is mentionable that ICC U19 World Cup championship has started from 13 January, 2018 among 16 U-19 national cricket team in New Zealand and will be concluded at 3 February 2018.

Friday January 19, 2018
Jalalabad City (BNA) About 19 Taliban militants and loyalists of Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terrorist group were killed following air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) in eastern Nangarhar province during the last 24 hours.
The ISIS and Taliban loyalists targeted and killed in Heska Mena, Ghani Khail, Koot, Acheen and Rowdat districts of the province.
A commander of Sylab army corps in the east of the country told BNA reporter, 19 Taliban and ISIS fighters were killed following the raids.
Several hideouts of the terrorist groups along with its military equipment have been destroyed during the attacks, the source added.
Military officials in east of the country said that the terrorists by supporting Pakistan intelligence services entering to Afghanistan via Durand Line and fight against Afghan security forces.
According to another report, Afghan security personnel by discovering and defusing four round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent series of blasts in crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
At the same time, two weapon storages belonging ISIS terrorist group have been seized by Afghan security personnel in Nangarhar province.
Some heavy and light weapons have been discovered from the storages.

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