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Monday January 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High Urban Development Council held session on Sunday, BNA reported.
At the outset, acting minister of urban development lands, Mohammad Jawad Paikar presented a report on an implementing plan on integration of the ministry for urban development and former administration of lands. After hearing the report, the President said the projects of the ministry for urban development and lands should be properly managed. He added that local and domestic materials should be used in construction of buildings so to further prepare the ground for employment and promote people’s economy. He also stressed on specifying earthquake code for further resistance of the buildings against the earthquake, having soil map to recognize the lands’ resistance and the required materials’ type in buildings’ construction. Stressing that the government is the partner of private sector, the President said the private sector problems in term of investment in the government properties should be addressed and a design center should be established in the ministry of urban development and lands. At the end, the President signed the books and urban drafted framework map and handed over it to the acting Kabul mayor.
 

Monday, 14 January 2019 06:04

Taliban Attack Push Back in Ghazni

Monday January 14, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) Afghan security forces succeeded to repulse Taliban attack in central Ghazni province the night before last.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman of Ghazni governor told BNA correspondent, the militants stormed on several security checkpoints in Andar, Giro, Aab Band, Jaghori districts and center of Ghazni city that were faced with full resistance of Afghan security forces.
Taliban militants sustained losses during the attack, but the exact number is not clear.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday January 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 46 armed oppositions were killed, 40 injured and 15 more were arrested during joint military operations led by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the operations has launched by support of Afghan air forces to suppress armed rebels and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Maidan/Wardak, Khost, Ghazni, Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Badghis, Herat, Faryab, Nimroz and Helmand provinces.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have been discovered and seized during the operations as well, the source added.
Afghan national defense and security forces by launching air and group operations are trying to eradicate armed oppositions from various parts of the country.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Taliban shadow governor for Zari district, Balkh province with his 11 colleagues were killed yesterday.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA Qari Qodratullah shadow governor for Zari district with his 11 comrades were killed in air strikes that took place on their convoy in Kandli village, Sholgara district of that province.
Rezaee added, an armored vehicle with numerous of weapons were completely destroyed.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday January 13, 2019
Kandahar City (BNA) At least five policemen were martyred and six more were injured following Taliban group attack in southern Kandahar province last night.
The incident took place when a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoint in relevant areas of Spin Boldak district of the province.
Zia Durani spokesman of Kandahar police told BNA correspondent, five policemen were martyred and six others were wounded following the attack.
Also, seven Taliban militants were killed and six others were wounded during clashes with Afghan security personnel, Durani added.
According to reports, the attackers entered from Pakistan to Spin Boldak district and after the attack and giving casualties fled beyond Durand Line.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday January 13, 2019

Kabul (Xinhua) The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has risen to 21, as rescuers found another two trapped miners dead Sunday morning.
The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Shenmu.
At that time, 87 people were working underground. Sixty-six of them were lifted to safety after the accident. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
 

Sunday January 13, 2019

Kabul (Xinhua) At least six people, including an assailant, were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked a police station in Herat city, capital of western Afghan province of Herat overnight, provincial government spokesman said Sunday.
The incident occurred late Saturday night after at least three gunmen stormed the main police station in Pul-e-Rangina locality of Police District 6 of the city, spokesman Jailani Farhad told Xinhua.
Those among the killed were three police officers, two civilians, including a child and one of the attackers, he added.
Three police personnel responding to the attack were also wounded and Special Operations Forces also defused a car bomb left beyond by the attackers.
Two attackers fled the scene as they failed to enter the building's perimeter, he said.
The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Over the past a few months, Afghanistan has witnessed waves of terror attacks by the Islamic State (IS) outfit and Taliban insurgents.
On Dec. 24, 47 government employees and visitors were killed and 27 others wounded after five gunmen attacked two government offices in Afghan capital city of Kabul.
 

Sunday January 13, 2019

Kabul (Xinhua) Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel arrested three suspected terrorists and destroyed a huge cache of weapons in eastern province of Logar, the country's Defense Ministry said Sunday.
"An ANA's Special Operations Forces' unit supported by Afghan Air Force launched an operation in Azra district of Logar province. As a result, three suspected terrorists were arrested and a huge cache of weapons was safely destroyed," the ministry said in a statement, without disclosing the time of the operation.
The army personnel have established a cordon to keep secure the scenes where the weapons cache was located.
Among huge quantity of arms and ammunition destroyed were 50,000 kg of ammonium nitrate which has been used in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and roadside bombs, one artillery gun, two heavy machine guns, 13 boxes of heavy machine gun bullets, 10 rounds of artillery gun shells.
Two vehicles and 53,000 kg of hashish were also destroyed following the raid.
The national army remains committed to secure communities and works diligently to provide security for Afghans across the country, the ministry noted.
 

Sunday January 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) A senior commander of Taliban terrorist group along with his 20 men were killed during a military operation in northern Faryab province last night.
Karim Yurush spokesman of police headquarters in Faryab told BNA correspondent, the military operation has launched by support of Coalition Forces to annihilate armed oppositions in vicinity of Khawaja Sabs Posh district of the province, in which Qari Tajuddin a top commander of Taliban along with his 20 men were killed, 14 rebels injured and seven others were arrested.
Also, a hideout belonged the terrorists had been destroyed and 20 motorcycles and some weapons have been demolished during the military operation, the source added.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday, 13 January 2019 11:48

Insurgents Killed By ASF Operation

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Farah (BNA) Eight armed insurgents were killed in an Afghan Security Forces operation in Farah province last night.
Security source of Farah told BNA correspondent, a number of Taliban commanders had gathered for terrorist conspiracy in Shewan village, Balabalok district, Farah province, targeted by Afghan security forces.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons were also seized in the operation.
According to another report, four roadside mines were discovered and neutralized in Balabalok district, Farah province.
Likewise, narcotic production factory with 500 kg of narcotic drug have been demolished in the operation.
T. Yarzada
 

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