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Saturday, April 30, 2017
Panjshir (BNA) Addressing the 25th year of Mujahidin Victory Day in Panjsher province, Dr. Abdullah said the Taliban and Al-Qaeda were pursuing their own goals that included “the destruction of the world and mankind”.
Praying for the souls of martyrs.  Dr. Abdullah said the victory was achieved with sacrifices of the Afghanistan nation and the victory was belonged to all tribes.
“Militant outfits always fight for enforcing their own nefarious agenda, promoting the interest of no state, the chief executive Dr. Abdullah said on Friday.  He urged the people, former jihadi commanders and public representatives to stand united against the enemy.
Pointing to terrorism and its threats, Dr. Abdullah said the national hero Ahmad Shah Masoud had earlier predicted that if terrorism not fought properly would be changed to a global threat.  He asked for national and global consensus against terrorism.  Pointing the national unity, Dr. Abdullah said Afghanistan passing through a very important situation, adding there was a dire need of unity to overcome the challenges and foil the vicious goals of terrorists, aiming to bring disunity among Afghans.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing an event marking 25th years of Mujahidin victory here on Saturday in Kabul said the country was in a critical situation, warning that dropping guard would help the enemies achieve their objectives in Afghanistan.
The president said the holy warriors had rendered sacrifices for the liberation of Afghanistan and creation of a government that represented all the masses.
Mujahidin’s sacrifices should not be forgotten, he said, adding the era of ruling the people by force had come to an end. Those who still insisted on grabbing power had no understanding of Islam and Afghans, he noted.
President Ghani said the people of Afghanistan had always fought against covert and overt enemies, devoting their lives for the greater glory of the country. Bringing improvement to government institutions, particularly the security sector, was shared responsibility, he said.
“We should remember that our current sacrifices are part of the huge price being paid for the independent of the country. Efforts have been made over the past few decades to suppress our nation.”
President Ghani hailed Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) jihad against terrorism, praising the nation for extending all-out support to their defenders. He hoped the Afghans would emerge victorious in the ongoing war because every Afghan aspired for a peaceful life and a bright future.
“We don’t want the destruction of others; our forces are not intruders. Our nation has no such designs on others. We neither consider any country our strategic depth nor have links with any terrorist group. Bloodshed is not our way of life as we desire peace and the wellbeing for our neighbors.”
President Ghani promised the next presidential election would be held according to schedule and the Wolesi Jirga polls this year. He said the election commission was an independent body and the government was ready to assist it.
Congratulating the victory day, the second vice president said 8th Sawr (28 April) was a historic day for Afghans, asking for more evaluation of such Jihad days. He also called such victories due to unity of the Afghan nation which left positive impact in the region, calling lack of state-building the only weakness of the Mujahidin group which led to devastation of the country.
Praying for the souls of the martyrs, in particular the Afghan security forces, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the Afghan Jihad led to freedom of dozens of countries and millions of people. He called peace the only desire of Afghan people and the government, adding terrorists cannot reach their vicious goals through martyring the people and security forces in different places.
Meanwhile addressing the gathering, house speaker Abdul Rouf Ibrahimi asked Taliban to accept peace process and join a peaceful life.
In his remarks, Upper house chairman Fazelhadi Muslimyar said Jihad has not yet finished and the security forces fighting terrorists everyday across the country.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:39

Daesh Commander Held in Zabul

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A Daesh commander was detained in Zabul province yesterday.
General Mirwais Nowrozi police chief of Zabul province told BNA, Khalid Akhondzada a commander of Daesh group was arrested with his five colleagues in joint military operation conducted by foreign and Afghan forces in Zabul province.
He said, six other members of Daesh group were also killed which three of them were foreigners.

Wednesday, April 26, 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                                            67/65 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                              86 /10afgs                         
One Euro                                              73/60afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/40afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          635afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1040 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              17/80 afgs                       

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Beijing City (BNA)  In the sideline of Afghanistan Media Management Seminar (AMMS), Afghan media-staffs visited Yinchuan city the capital of Ninxia province of China.
According to BNA reporter from China, Afghan journalists warmly welcomed by local authorities of Yinchuan city and based on previous schedule the participants had been visited National TV station of Ninxia, Ninxia daily Newspaper group, Yinchuan News, museums, mosques and industrial park of Ninxia province.
During staying in Yinchuan city views and suggestions on rule of media in a society, particularly in China and Afghanistan countries had been discussed between governmental officials of the city and Afghan journalists.
Also Dr. Shamsul Haq Aryanfar chairman of Afghanistan state-run allies delivered a short significant speech indicating some key points in connection to the two countries social, economic and cultural similarities.
It is mentionable that Afghan Media Management Seminar held by Chinese Ministry of Commerce for 20 days, which 30 journalists participated from state-run and private media outlets of Afghanistan.
The seminar to be continued for next four days.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA)   Afghan people and government ask the donor countries and international community to carry out in practice their commitments and moral obligations regarding to Afghanistan and by putting further pressure on terrorist groups and their supporting countries reduce the problems of Afghan people.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the recent tragic incident in Balkh province where a number of our compatriots lost their lives in terrorist attack faced serious national and international reactions.
In the national level, this inhumane   crime further increased the hatred of our people to Taliban and even certain politicians who showed great sympathy to Taliban acknowledging to their mistake called the group nothing but a terrorist group. In the international level, from America to Australia and from Russia to Arabic countries and India, even Pakistan the major supporter of terrorism and extremism criticizing that barbaric attack condemned it.  Among the countries, Chinese foreign ministry expressing concern over the complicated situation of Afghanistan insisted on continuation of peace process under the leadership of Afghans.
The sympathy and coordination of foreign countries to our people regarding to the recent and previous terrorist incidents clearly demonstrate that finally terrorists are isolated and condemned in international level.
Although the Afghan people express gratitude for the sympathy and coordination of foreign countries made regarding the recent terrorist attack on Balkh army, but believe, just condemning terrorist groups would not be sufficient and cannot solve the problem.
What today, the Afghan people are experiencing in the name of terrorism and extremism in reality these notorious phenomenon in address and name of IS and Taliban are deeply rooted outside our country and imposed on our country. It is an open fact that our neighboring countries have used and use so called Taliban and IS as a means for achieving their illegal and ambitious objectives in the region, in this way Afghanistan is the victim of exported terrorism and extremism.
Considering the situation, the Afghan people expect the international community especially the countries that have formed their relations with Afghanistan based on strategic agreements, instead of just condemning terrorist attacks honestly work and cooperate toward removing the external factors of Afghan problem.  Friendly countries who really want to end terrorism and extremism that not only threat the region but the entire world should   further equip and support Afghan security forces and  help Islamic Republic of Afghanistan  in restoring stability in the country.
Ensuring security and strengthening the pillars of Afghan central government, in long term will fulfill   the interests of many countries of the world because instability and insecurity in Afghanistan lead to the growth and expansion of terrorist activities to other countries of the region and world.
Afghans wish the world to deal Afghanistan with a logical view. 

Written by Abdul Khalil Minawi

Director Of Bakhtar News Agency

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Herat (BNA) dozens of armed oppositions were killed in clashes by security forces.
The conflicts occurred in the last three days between armed oppositions and security forces in Shindand district.
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, in the clashes, 25 armed oppositions were killed and 30 others were injured.
Several local commanders were also among the dead.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption while enormous challenges remain, finds a new United Nations report released yesterday.
“For the sake of the country’s future, corruption in Afghanistan must be addressed and eliminated,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-Generals’ Special Representative for Afghanistan.” The United Nations welcomes the progress already made, and fully supports the government’s ongoing efforts to fight corruption in the interest of ending impunity, ensuring accountability and transparency, and restoring integrity to the management of public services, finances and natural resources.”
In the report, titled’ Afghanistan’s Fight Against Corruption:  The Other Battlefield,’ the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) highlights the progress the country has made in addressing corruption and draws on internationally recognized best practices to provide recommendations for how the government, with the continued support of the public and the international community, can build on those achievements.
“It is my sincere hope that the progress made so far in the fight against corruption and the recommendations contained in our report will serve as a platform to achieve greater policy coherence and coordination in Afghanistan,” said the UN envoy, who is also head of UNAMA.
The report, which was circulated to Afghan ministries and the judiciary for input and endorsement prior to release, points out that corruption has affected all aspects of life in Afghanistan, undermining public trust  and confidence in government institutions, and hindering efforts to bring lasting peace and prosperity to the country.
A key component of Afghanistan’s fight against corruption is the dedicated Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC), with dedicated police and prosecution units, and a new national primary and appeals court, established by Presidential Decree to operate with jurisdiction over the broad range of corruption offences specified in the current penal code, as well as money laundering offences, destruction or selling of cultural and historical relics, crimes against internal and external security, illegal extraction of mines, and land usurpation.
In addition to outlining the advances made by the ACJC, which is actively investigating, prosecuting adjudicating cases, the report indicates that Afghanistan is showing progress in restoring institutional control over the delivery of essential public services and management of public finances.  The report makes several recommendations, recognizing that the government’s ongoing anti-corruption efforts have yet to impact the lives of most Afghans, and concludes that , notwithstanding the many legal and policy reforms that have been undertaken, corruption remains a substantial obstacle to Afghanistan’s long-term peace and prosperity.
“The report serves as a stark reminder that the fight against corruption cannot be won in the short term, and that the battle requires the sustained commitment on the part of the government and the general public, and full support from the international community,” said Yamamoto.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:33

Infighting Kills 25 Taliban in Herat

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Herat (BNA)  As many as 57 Taliban militants have been killed or wounded in an infighting in western Shindand district of Herat province, officials said on Tuesday.
The clashes were erupted during the last 24 hours in Khofian, Blandak, Shir Abad and Deh Aman areas of the district which left 25 militants dead and 32 others injured from both sides.
Officials confirmed the infighting, adding that the Taliban fighters have also attacked on Afghan security forces which faced Afghan security forces offensive.  Provincial governor spokesperson, Jailani Farhad said that 18 militants killed and 23 others wounded in infighting were belong to Mullah Samad while 8 others killed and 9 others wounded were belong to Nangialay.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:23

Urozgan Airstrike Killed 23 Militants

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trinkot (BNA) Nearly 23 insurgents were killed during an air strike by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province, said 205 Atal Corps in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement the insurgents were targeted in Sang and Kotwal villages of Trinkot city of the province.
During the strike, a large cache of weapons was also destroyed, the statement added.
No more details were provided about the operation nor about military or civilian casualties.

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