30 April 2017

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Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  the security and national defense forces in the last 24 hours conducting joint clearing operations in various parts of the country, killed 85 armed oppositions including 19 Daesh fighters and 9 Haqani’s network members, wounded 55 others.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the operations were launched with support of air and artillery forces in outskirts of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktia, Ghazni, Maidan-Wardak, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Herat, Balkh, Kunduz, Faryab, Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.

Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:20

IS Leader killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabu (BNA) US Defense Ministry confirmed the assassination of IS leader in Afghanistan.
Pentagon has said that Abdul Haseeb IS leader in Afghanistan has been killed alongside his men in a special operation in Achin district, Nangarhar province.
Pentagon says the operation, which started at half past ten on Wednesday night in Achin district, Nangarhar province for arresting or killing Abdul Haseeb lasted for three and half hours. 
According US defense Ministry the operation launched with participation of five hundred American troops and 40 Afghan commandos. Abdul Haseeb’s hideout was a fortified stronghold of the group in the middle of a forest, which provides a good ground for defense and resistance against any attack.
According to Pentagon’s spokesperson in Achin operation in addition to commandos, air- forces were also widely used.
US Defense Ministry has confirmed the killing of two American soldiers in the operation.
They claimed alongside IS leader in Afghanistan 35 IS insurgent also have lost their lives in the battle.
Afghan military experts say the operation in Achin was of great importance for American forces. The aim of operation was not only the killing of the group’s leader in Afghanistan but destruction of IS strongholds and fortified hideouts were the main targets. For this, reason a great number of special troops and up to date air force and equipment used in the operation.
After dropping the Mother Bomb on IS position in Asad Khail village, Achin district, Wednesday   night operation was the biggest operation against IS the most dangerous terrorist group.
According to Afghan military experts, the Americans have accelerated the program for suppressing IS men in Afghanistan in order to reduce the concerns of Moscow regarding to the Afghan crisis.
It should  note that earlier American forces in Afghanistan in an air operation killed Hafiz Sayed  the Pakistani citizen the leader of Khurasan branch of IS in Nangarhar province. Dropping the Mother Bomb on IS stronghold in Achin, American forces killed Hafiz’s Sayed brother and some members of the group mainly the citizens of Pakistan, India and Tajikistan.
Abdul Haseeb was the leader of IS in Afghanistan who served under so-called Khurasan branch of IS.
IS Khurasan branch that leads by Pakistani nationals has the duty to expand the IS influence area in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and some other countries in south Asia.   

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Maidan-Shaher (BNA) an organizer of suicide attacks belonged to Taliban group was killed by US drone in Maidan-Wardak province yesterday.
Mullah Habibullah organizer of suicide attacks of Taliban was targeted by US drone with his two colleagues while terrorist activities and killed.
A security source of Maidan-Wardak in a contact with BNA confirmed killing of Mullah Habibullah said, he was organizer of suicide attacks of Taliban in Maidan-Wardak province.
It is mentionable that no any harm and losses incurred to residents in the raids.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Hinting to better ensuring security throughout the country, officials of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said praising and people support of the Afghan security forces were the main factors behind restoring security.
Brig. General, Dawlat Waziri, the spokesperson of the ministry said that people’s cooperation with the Afghan security forces was the main factor behind prevailing security in the country, because without such cooperation, no improvement will be made.
Emphasizing on better ensuring of security, he added Afghan National Army (ANA) have conducted 12 operations in seven provinces of Helmand, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Uruzgan and Farah, the moves that will be undoubtedly effective on restoring security in the country.
Fortunately, over the recent years, the people have always supported their security forces and they have proved their capabilities against the enemies, he went on to say.
In fact, the people cooperation with the Afghan security forces will also have positive affect on economic and social affairs, he said, adding on the other, the ANSF are fully ready to defend their country and people.
At the same time, lauding the Afghan security forces efforts, lawmakers stressed on increasing media role to raise the ANSF morale, adding they should provide their reports in line with national interests, because they play the role of a bridge between the government and people.
Hashimi, a lawmaker said besides people supports to ANSF, media could play effective role as well, through which the people mostly receive the reports.
He believes that the government should laud the Afghan security forces’ successes, so they fight the terrorists with high morale across the country.
He added that strengthening of the Afghan National and Defense Forces, visiting martyrs’ families and soldiers on the battlegrounds and recruiting eligible and patriotic people in frontlines can be vital in decreasing war in the country.
Praising the Afghan security forces’ combat abilities in foiling the enemies’ malicious designs, senator, Kochi said, ‘the people support of the Afghan security forces indicates they could lead the operations successfully so far.’
A teacher, Maryam said, ‘the government of national unity should prioritize ensuring security and make effort to equip the Afghan security forces with modern military equipment so they can act more successfully against insurgents.’
Feraidoun, a government employee said, ‘I expect the international community, particularly the U.S. to pay serious heed in equipping of the Afghan security forces, because, they still don’t have access to modern and sophisticated weapons.’ This is while that Afghanistan enjoying professional security forces that are ready to defend their country and people at very any circumstances.


Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The first strategic tourism, master plan and management of cultural heritages conference was held yesterday in Herat, capital city of the province.
In the conference held with participation of Herat governor, government officials, acting minister of information and culture, state minister of tourism, deputy minister of urban development, a number of men of culture, writers and domestic and foreign archeologists, participants of the conference reviewed legal works to help preserve and take care of historical monuments.
In a video message, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani by praising the conference said that role of Herat in absorption of tourism and development and stability of Afghanistan would be valuable.  President Ghani supported joining of Herat in world heritages’ list instructed ministries of information and culture and foreign affairs to follow the process in cooperation with UNESCO.  The country’s President further said that management modality of the historic monuments should be changed, adding that Babur Garden was a successful example of management of the historic monuments.
In the conference, Governor of Herat Mohammad Asif Rahimi added that modality of participation of preservation of historic monuments, protection of old city and historic buildings would be discussed by proposing legal ways.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) 20 Daesh fighters were killed in recent conflicts in Nangarhar province last night.
The fighters were targeted in Kot and Achen districts.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, in the raids, 20 Daesh fighters were lost their lives.
He said, the fighters were targeted while terrorist activities.
Another report says that three weapons caches of Daesh were discovered in Nangarhar province.
The caches were kept in hideouts of Daesh in Hasaka Mina, Achen and Kot districts.
A security source of Nangarhar province said, several light and heavy and quantity of explosives were seized from the caches.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Based on proposal of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approval of presidential office, Abdul Qayoum Malikzad, one of the country’s top politicians and culturists, has been appointed as Afghanistan ambassador to Republic of Bangladesh.
Malikzad had worked in various political and cultural sections during jihad and resistance and current government.
He was born in Faryab in 1959 and got his BA from Sindh University of Pakistan.

Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:16

32-km Road Inaugurated in Farah

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) 32-km road has been inaugurated in western Farah province that connects Jawen district to the center of the province, officials said. The Minister of Public Work, Mahmud Baleegh, who inaugurated the road in the province said:” The road is 32 km-long and has coasted about 471 million Afghanis.”
Baleegh added: “Work on Bagh, Abu-ul- Nasr Farahi and central roads will be started very soon.” Local officials urged implementation of other large transit-roads projects in the province.
Mohammad Asif Nang, the provincial governor said:” The Public Work Minister inaugurated the road and promised on the implementation of other projects that makes the residence hopeful.”

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has considered the international press award granted to Afghan journalist safety committee as achievement. The committee has received the award titled as ‘free media scout’ in Vienna.
Ministry of information and culture has expressed happiness over receiving the award by the committee and congratulated it to head of the committee Najib Sharifi, Afghanistan media and people.
There is no doubt that it is a success and a bright example towards obtaining national and international honors and achievements for Afghanistan media and journalists and sign of the committee’s effort for its effective sharing in maintaining working safety of journalists of Afghanistan.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomed the leader of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to his country, a presidential statement said, adding his return to normal life was facilitated through Afghan-owned peace negotiations, resulting in a peace agreement signed between the Afghan Government and Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan.
“The successful results of Afghan-owned negotiations between the Afghan Government and Hezb-e-Islami and the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar showed that the Afghan people possess the capacity and ability to seek peaceful and fundamental solutions to their own conflicts and problems,” the statement added.
According to presidential statement, the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will have a considerable impact on ensuring peace, stability, and development in Afghanistan, as he wanted to contribute toward these areas in partnership with the Government.
“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has the authority and firm determination for peace. It invites all opponents and the Afghan Taliban to join Afghan-owned peace talks and contribute in development of the country and prosperity of the people in partnership with the Government, instead of ruining the country, plaguing the people, and resorting to violence and fighting,” the statement concluded.

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