23 February 2018

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Thursday February 22, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) About 30 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 last night.
The ISIS loyalists targeted and killed in Heska Mena, Ghani Khail, and Rowdat districts of the province.
A commander of Sylab army corps in the east of the country told BNA reporter, 30 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 six round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent series of blasts in crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
At the same time, three weapon storages belonging terrorist group have been seized by Afghan security personnel in Nangarhar province.
Some heavy and light weapons have been discovered from the storages.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday February 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Following special operations that conducted by Afghan security forces, 16 suspicious accused of criminal cases were arrested in various parts of eastern Nangarhar province within the last 24 hours.
Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal spokesman of Nangarhar police headquarter told BNA reporter, the arrested people are accused in murder, robbery, narcotic drug smuggling and human trafficking.
The people were arrested during special operations and vehicles’ checking from different parts of Nangarhar province, Mashriqiwal added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:58

15 Anti-government Militias Perished, 5 Injured

Thursday February 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 15 armed oppositions were killed, 5 wounded and 8 suspicious have been arrested during joint military operations led by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued BNA, the operations were conducted with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to ensure peace and stability and annihilate terrorists in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Khost, Ghazni, Kandahar, Herat, Ghor, Faryba, Takhar, Nimroz and Helmand provinces.
Some heavy and light weapons and ammunitions have been discovered and seized during the operations too, the source added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:57

3rd Hoot; Kabul Residents’ Memorable Epics

Thursday February 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) 38 years ago, the first and biggest uprising of Kabul residents occurred against invasion of USSR. Afghanistan communist regime took the power two months before Red army’s tanks entered the country. Therefore, people in remote areas have launched many uprisings against the regime, but 3rd Hoot (22nd February) was a turning point in the patriotism and freedom-fighting of the Kabul people. The people’s famous movement or uprising of Kabul people occurred on 3rd Hoot 1358 (22nd February 1980). On the first night of Hoot, all people climbed on the roofs of their residential houses and started chanting Allahu Akbar. On the following day, the people poured on streets and launched protests against the USSR. In some areas, the people even stormed on government buildings and took the control of PDs and got armed. Eye-witnesses say Afghan local police submitted their arms to the people and joined the demonstrators. Afghan soldiers avoided shooting at demonstrators.
Such demonstrations were also launched across the Kabul city as old city, Chandawol and Pul-e-Khishti, ChehlStoon, DarulAman, Afshar, Khushal Khan Mena and Qala-e-Fathullah, Jamal Mena, Mohammad Jan Khan and Salang Watts, Bala-e-Hesar and Shia-minority areas as Dasht-e-Barchi. “Even a group of Afghan women launched rally in vicinity of Haji Yaqoob square in Kabul’s New city. After the first demonstrations, USSR and its Afghan allies showed reaction. In the afternoon of the 3rd Hoot, armored tanks appeared on Kabul streets and were ordered to suppress demonstrators. Armored tanks started shooting on demonstrators who seriously suffered heavy casualties,” Mohammad Hassan Kaker, an Afghan historian said.
On the same day, the communist regime banned a gathering of even four people and declared emergency state in the city. Mass arresting of demonstrators was started in the afternoon and continued for weeks. Families of those arrested on those days admitted that a large number of those arrested by the communist regime are still missing. Kaker added that protests continued for six days as shops and small businesses were remain closed, saying that nearly 800 Kabul residents were killed in the incidents.
Despite that uprisings were speedily suppressed, it followed with some results. On the other hand, new rallies against the communist regime occurred in the country. In April 1980, students gathered at Kabul University where a female student who was a school student was killed during the protest at the university. It is worth mentioning that 3rd Hoot uprising proves the fact that the Afghan nation never bow to the imperialistic approach or invasion and will use all their potentials to ensure territorial integrity, national sovereignty and independence of their country.
 

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) About 30 Taliban militants and loyalists of Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terrorist group were killed and 14 others were injured following air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The ISIS and Taliban loyalists were organizing a series of bloodiest incidents in insecure parts of Nangarhar, which targeted and killed by ANDSF.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, 30 Taliban and ISIS fighters were killed following the operation and 14 others wounded.
It said there were no damages suffered to civilians following the assaults.
According to another report, Afghan security forces 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 to terrorist groups have been discovered and seized by Afghan security personnel in Ghanikhil and Dor Baba district of the province.
Some heavy and light weapons have been grabbed from the storages.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:28

Donor Foundations Assist Deserved Families

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Jalalabad (BNA) Hundreds of poor and deserved families have benefited from assistance of donor foundations in Nangarhar province.
The families were returned from Pakistan.
Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai head of refugees and repatriation of Nangarhar province told BNA, in this round, the aids took place for 400 deserved and displaced families.
The aids included, flour, rice, ghee pea, pulse and winter cloths.
According to Faqirzai, the aids was provided by donor foundations.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Herat (BNA) During a recent month, nearly 50 armed Taliban were killed and injured in clashes by security forces in Herat province.
Local officials also reported from killing of more than ten civilians in planting mines and armed clashes in that province.
Jelani Farhad spokesman of Herat security command told BNA, during a month of current year, 37 armed insurgents were killed and 13 others have been injured in clashes by security forces.
According to Farhad, 8 terrorist attacks and mine blasts were also prevented in Herat province.
He added, during the last month, 14 heavy and light weapons were also seized by security forces.
It is mentionable that two security officials were martyred and four others have been wounded during clashes.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) When proposed to search peace in battlefields, reactions highlighting among different strata in our society, some people are agree and some of them are not.
BNA political analyst commenting of the issue writes, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan several times in his speeches expressed that war imposed on Afghans. Mustn’t search roots of war in Afghanistan, because, there are some countries using terrorist groups such as Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, ISIS and etc… for reaching to their political and military goals in Afghanistan’s soul.
What should we do with these countries? The answer of the question has related to past, we must learned from the past. Mr. Ghani in dozens national, regional and international sessions called that people of Afghanistan want peace and peace is urgent need for Afghans. Regional countries and international community must help people of Afghanistan to achieve their everlasting wish (peace).
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani two years ago in the sideline of Shanghai Cooperation Summit, while meeting with Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India called that for solving challenges in Afghanistan regional solutions must search. Meanwhile, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with NATO civilian representative expressed that war not our choice, those instead of peace want war in Afghanistan, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will suppress them in the battlefields.
Afghanistan people need peace, but terrorists and their regional and international supporters imposed war on Afghans. There is only a way for ending Afghanistan’s war, it’s that we search peace in battlefields, so terrorist groups has selected war for solutions Afghans’ problems.
How the terrorist groups choice reconciliation? While they don’t know about democracy, civil society and benefits of peace, how can we put open the negotiation door for them? While every day the terrorist groups by carrying terrorist activities shedding bloods of innocent civilians.
Finally, suppressing terrorist groups is the best way, now Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) has proved that they can annihilate armed oppositions and their supports in the battlegrounds.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), with Founder/Director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, and Metallica are announced as 2018 Polar Music Prize Laureates.
The Prize is awarded to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, its visionary founder and director, in recognition of how this inspirational organization has used the power of music to transform young people’s lives.
The Polar Music Prize awards two laureates in order to celebrate music in all its various forms and to emphasize the original intention of the Polar Music Prize: to break down musical boundaries by bringing together people from all the different worlds of music.
In connection with winning the prize, ANIM Founder and Director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast told The Kabul Times correspondent: “Laureates are selected by the Polar Music Prize Award Committee the center of which is Sweden. This committee receives nominations from the public as well as from the International Music Council, the NGO founded by UNESCO to promote geographical and musical diversity. One of the key reasons for which ANIM was declared as winner of the prize was considered as to bring musical life back to a generation of Afghans, change of the life and revival of Afghanistan music.”
Dr. Sarmast has founded Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in response to that country’s civil war destruction of centuries of rich musical tradition. In the 1980s the pop music and film industries were thriving in Afghanistan, with hundreds of ensembles and a national radio orchestra playing Western and Afghan musical instruments. Between 1996 and 2001, music was completely banned. Over the last eight years, ANIM has been providing a challenging and safe learning environment for all students regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious sect or socio-economic status. The institute has a special focus on the most disadvantaged children in Afghanistan, including orphans, street vendors and girls.
Related to future plans of teaching at the ANIM, Sarmast said: “ANIM has lots of plans, but currently the institute is on its eight academic year and plans to launch its eight annual concert.”
“Currently ANIM is specifying a number of students for 2018 and will have foreign visits to Pakistan, India, Swiss, Portegal and France where the Afghan students will have concert shows,” Sarmast said, adding that ANIM is also planning to construct a hostel for nearly 200 girls and by completion of the hostel the number of female musicians will increase.
Complaining of lack of expert and educated cadres in music, Sarmast said that the institute by appointing foreign experts has addressed the problem with close support of the education ministry and World Bank, hoping that the institute would have the support until 2021, adding that the institute programs would be completed in 2021 as the first graduates from the institute would replace foreign teachers and experts.
It is worth mentioning that the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) was founded in 2010 by Dr. Ahmad Sarmast. It is a rare co-educational secondary school in Kabul, with a mission to teach both Western and native Afghan music, and to bring musical life back to a generation of Afghans born while music was banned by the Taliban in the 1990s.
Karima Malikzada
 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Every nation in the world has its own national honors that needs is felt to it, and actually it should be preserved and be proud for, that one of these elements that are important to our dear nation is electronic ID cards.
There have been a lot of debates on E-ID cards at various meetings of the government and National Assembly.
Two months ago, the E-ID cards and its text were accepted in broad discussions and sent to the Presidential office for approval so to approve and decree of its distribution be issued. Now that its distribution time has been reached, this practical and national process should be supported and value and importance should be granted to the national interest, high national character and national unity.
We want from all honorable Afghans to put aside their personal and group interest and support the government and its activities, because it could be in the interest of the nation.
Abdul Hadi Quraishi
 

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