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Monday, 21 January 2013 06:58

Defense Minister visits Herat

Monday, January 21, 2013
Herat (BNA) General Besmellah Mohammadi Minister of defense arrived in Herat to assess security issues in the west zone.
Emphasizing on strengthening and equipping of the security forces during the transition of security, he assessed the activities of the army corps 207 Zafar and met with Herat governor Daud Shah Saba.
At the meeting they discussed transition of security and preparing of a deployment of Afghan security forces in Herat province.
The Defense Minister also met with the officers of Zafar army corps declaring the gains of national army in the zone as satisfactory.  General Taj Mohammad Jahid commander of army corps 207 Zafar said that the national army in the west zone has taken over the lead of operations and they are carrying it with success.
According to Jahid the task delegated to the national army in the west is being accomplished in good manners and the people as a while are supporting transition of security responsibility to the Afghan security forces.
The Defense Minister also activities of the army corps as satisfactory and added that with the blessing of Allah during the current year the national army has carried tens of joint operations in all the regions of the country in order to disintegrate the insurgents.
Currently, he added, almost 70% of security tasks are being performed by the Afghan security forces.  He asked the commanders of the national army to adopt preparations for accepting the fourth phase of security transition and for military operations.

Monday, January 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasem Fahim First Vice-President met with some elders, members of provincial council and representatives of the people of Badghis at the National Assembly.
Addressing the audience Marshal Fahim said that the people in Badghis province also deserve the right like other people of the country to attain the facilities and services of the government.
He added that expansion and development in any province can be attained in the shadow of security and stability and I am sure that the people of Badghis province are cooperation in this respect with the provincial officials.
Two elders of Badghis at the meeting shared their problems with Marshal Fahim in terms of shortage of potable water, power and stoppage of asphalting of circular road connecting the province with Herat and asked the government to focus attention towards addressing those problems.
Marshal Fahim assured the elders of Badghis that attention will be directed by the related organs towards resolving of their problems.

Monday, 21 January 2013 06:49

President Karzai’s sympathy messages

Monday, January 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  The message notes that I was informed with regret the death of Ghulam Mohammad Zarmalwal, the cultural figure of the country, may his soul rests in peace.
Late Ghulam Mohammad Zarmalwal loved homeland and his people and in order to strengthen his national thinking he wrote many works and translated other works.  The cultural services of late Zarmalwal are appreciated and his death is a loss.
I therefore convey my sympathies to his bereaved family, friends and the people of Pakita province and wish peace for his soul.
Another message quotes the president as saying “I was informed with regret the death of Sayed Jailani Pacha advisor to the Supreme Court.  May his soul rest in peace”.
Late Sayed Jailani Pacha was a strong judge of the Supreme Court and he has served in different position in the judiciary of the country.  His death is a loss.
I convey my sympathies to the bereaved family, friends and the people of Nangarhar province and wish peace for his soul and patience for his family members.

Monday, 21 January 2013 06:45

NSC discusses electronic ID distribution

Monday, January 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  The National Security Council with President Hamid Karzai on the chair discussed issuing electronic national identity card and security situation in the country yesterday.  Briefing the meeting the minister for communication and information technology Amirzai Sangin and a deputy to the ministry for interior Mirza Mohammad Yarmand said that all the necessary preparation had been held for issuing the computerized national ID card and the process might being in 1th Hamal 1392.  Some 80 percent of the technical equipment has reportedly been taken to Kabul.
In the meeting it was said that issuing electronic national ID cards is a national process and all the concerned departments of the government for its implementation.
Briefing the council on the reported tying bodies of two Taliban militants to a vehicle of national army in Zarmat district of Paktia province in 1388, chief of army staff general Shir Mohammad Karimi the soldiers had tied them to their vehicle as precautionary measures to prevent possible explosion of suicide vests or explosive devices in their bodies, saying one solider has been arrested in this case.
The council also noted that humiliating corpses is against Islamic norms and values.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:40

3 armed militants killed in Ghazni

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ghazni (BNA) three armed militants were killed in clash between armed Taliban and public order police in the Shojamat village, Gelan district of Ghazni province.  BNA reporter reported, armed Taliban attacked on security posts of Gelan district, which they were faced with resistance of security forces, in which three armed Taliban were killed.  This clash continued for an hour, and a national police was martyred in this clash. 

Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:38

NATO solider killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  a NATO solider was killed in the south of the country yesterday evening.  BNA quoting from NATO press statement, the soldier was killed in attack of armed Taliban.  The statement said nothing regarding the identity and exist area.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) three Pakistani Taliban were killed in uprising of people in the Watapoor district of Kunar province.  An eyewitness in Kunar said BNA, the residents of Dewoz, Katar and Chardango villages of Watapoor district started uprising against Pakistani Taliban.  It is being said, clash took place between the residents of the three villages and Pakistani Taliban when 4 residents of the area arrested by Taliban on charges of spying.  Residents of the area asked them to introduce their selves and explain detail of their arrest, later on, it became clear that they were Pakistanis and disturbs the residents of the area without any reason, as a result of this barbaric of Pakistani Taliban, the residents clashed with Pakistani Taliban, three Pakistani Taliban were killed and a number of the local people injured  .

Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:34

Ring-leader of Talban arrested

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  a ring-leader of armed Taliban was arrested in Kandahar.  National defense ministry press office said BNA, the ring-leader was arrested by special unit of national army forces while he was launching in attack from vicinity of Daman district of Kandahar province.  The ring-leader was responsible for delivering of arms and ammunition for Taliban militants and planting roadside.  According to another report, the personnel of 205 army crops discovered and neutralized 25 mines which were placed by armed militants in the vicinity of Panjwai district of Kandahar province.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  four local commanders of armed Taliban were killed in military operations by Afghan and NATO forces in Afghanistan last night and this morning.  These operations conducted in the outskirts of Helmand, Kandahar, Urozgan, Faryab, Ghazni and Paktika provinces, in which three other local commanders of this group were arrested.  BNA quoting from NATO press statement, these commanders were killed and arrested while organizing of terrorist attacks and destructive activities.  NATO said , these commanders had committed leadership of several terrorist attacks in their regions.  It is being said, 10 other militias attributed to these commanders were arrested as well.  In these operations, five arms caches of Taliban were seized by these forces.  Tens of arms and hundreds kg of drugs and explosive devices were seized from these caches.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Taliqan (BNA)  a senior commander of armed Taliban was killed in Takhar province.  This commander targeted by Afghan and NATO forces in his hideout in the outskirts of Ashkmash district and lost his lives.  Najibullah head of national security of Takhar said to BNA, this commander had committed leadership of terrorist attacks in the different regions of Kunduz and Takhar provinces.  According to him, in this operation 3 militias attributed to this commander were killed .  Najibullah head of national security of Takhar said tens of arms and quantity of narcotic were seized from hideout of this commander.