23 January 2018

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation, discussed some key issues with the US Vice-President, Mike Pence, the other day, a statement reported. 
Both sides discussed Afghanistan and regional security situations and the US new strategy for Afghanistan and south Asia and called it effective in bringing positive changes in the regional security situations, said a statement from the presidential press office.  The two sides also talked about the development in the area of good governance, reforms, political partnership and preparation for holding the upcoming elections as well as bringing peaceful change in the local Balkh admin, said the statement.
‘Reforms and partnership are parts of our commitments to the people of Afghanistan and the government had taken effective steps in this area,’ said the statement.
The president, according to another report, met with Sanish Defense Minister, Maria Dolores and her led delegation here in Kabul.
Both sides spoke on issues of mutual relations, with the Spanish Minister of Defense saying that her country would continue cooperation with the Afghan forces, within the framework of the Resolute Support mission, which is focusing only on training of the Afghan forces.
The country’s president, meanwhile stressed on further cooperation and strengthening relation between the two countries, said the statement.

Thursday January 18, 2018

Herat City (BNA) Four people on the charge of selling and buying military equipment and weapons were arrested in western Herat province.
Jailani Farhad spokesman of Herat governor told BNA reporter, the people were arrested during a military operation conducted by Afghan National Police personnel in different parts of Herat province.
Dozens weapons and some military equipment have been seized from the detained people.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:17

Girl Gunned Down By Policeman In Samangan

Thursday January 18, 2018

Aibak City (BNA) A 20-girl was killed by a policeman in northern Samangan province the other day.
Muneer Rahimi in-charge of publication in police headquarters of Samangan told BNA, the girl was killed by a policeman in Karta-e-Mujahed region, Aibak city the provincial capital of the province.
The murderer was arrested by police personnel and the main case behind the incident is not clear yet, Rahimi added.
Head of women affairs department of Samangan condemned the incident asked from judicial organs to punish the butcher based on law.

Thursday January 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 49 armed oppositions were killed and 31 others were wounded following clearing operations led by Afghan security personnel within the last 24 hours in different parts of the country.
Ministry of National Defense press office stated BNA, the operations were conducted with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to suppress anti-government militias, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Ghazni, Herat, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Baghlan, Samangan, Kunduz, Balkh and Helmand provinces.
It is mentionable that three armed rebels were arrested during the operations, the source added.
Some heavy and light weapons have been discovered and seized during the operations as well, the source underlined.

Thursday January 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) After one month Herat province will be the witness of the opening of TAPI project by Afghanistan president and high-ranking officials from Turkmenistan, India and Pakistan. At the same time, economic experts called opening of these projects in the interest of the Afghan people, and emphasized on practical implementation of these projects by private companies and the government.
Ustad Massoud, an expert in economic affairs called implementation of such projects is vital in the people’s life, and added that if security is fully maintained throughout the country, we will be the witnesses of the opening of many infrastructural projects in Afghanistan that will have a positive economic impact on economic growth of the country, especially in the people’s life. Massoud called maintaining of security is important for implementing of TAPI and other projects, and said that the government should focus more on the projects’ security, so that in the future there would be no threat to their implementation.
Azarakhsh Hafezi, another economic expert while welcoming opening of TAPI project said that such projects can bring changes in the level of our people’s life. According to him, the people of Herat also want the project to be inaugurated soon and take practical step and used in its better way.
TAPI is one of the major economic projects, and undoubtedly by utilizing this project many facilities would be provided for the people and also emphasized that the completion of the project requires a regional determination among countries such as Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, India and Pakistan, Hafezi stated. Meanwhile, Herat governor spokesman, Jailani Farhad talking about local authorities’ preparations for launching the project said that all preparations were being completed comprehensively, and work is going on most equipped saloons with the very promising facilities and at the same time, the areas where the ceremony is going to be held are under tight security and the face of Herat city would be changed.”
It is said that one year after the launching of TAPI project, the people of Herat will benefit from the project’s gas in the province. Currently, the project work has been completed inside Turkmenistan. The TAPI pipeline transfers Turkmenistan gas through Afghanistan territory to Pakistan and then to India. Afghan officials say that by completion of this project Afghanistan annually will make $400 to 500 million dollar revenues and about to 10,000 people will be employed in Afghanistan. Simultaneously with the opening of the TAPI project, the optical fiber and railway projects of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan would also be opened in Herat. However, the security officials have taken in hand security plans in northern districts of Herat province. And the districts that are located in itinerary of TAPI projects are going to be cleared completely of armed government opposition.
Shukria Kohistani

Thursday January 18, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) About 20 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 during the last 24 hours.
The ISIS loyalists targeted and killed in Heska Mena, Ghani Khail, Deh Bala, Koot and Rowdat districts of the province.
A commander of Sylab army corps in the east of the country told BNA reporter, 20 ISIS loyalists were killed following the raids.
Several hideouts of the terrorist group 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 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 ISIS terrorist group have been seized by Afghan security personnel in Heska Mena and Acheen districts of Nangarhar province.
Some heavy and light weapons have been discovered from the storages.

Thursday January 18, 2018

Paroon City (BNA) At least 14 Taliban militants were killed during a military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in eastern Nooristan province.
Since five days ago the operation has started with participation of hundreds Afghan national army and Afghan national police personnel in various parts of Norgram and Douab districts of the province and ongoing now.
A top commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told, in recent achievements Afghan security forces succeeded to annihilate 14 Taliban fighters during the military operation in Norgram and Douab districts of the province.
From beginning of the counterterrorism operation, Taliban militants sustained heavy casualties.
It is mentionable that, dozens villages have been clean-up from being of the rebels during the operation.
Military officials in the east of the country called that the operation will continued until Norgram and Douab districts completely cleared from existence of armed oppositions.

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Saving process of over 41000 ton wheat to Pul-e-Khumri’s Silo that aided from Uzbekistan had been ended.
Eng. Mohammadullah acting head of Silo enterprise in Pul-e-Khumri told BNA reporter, the wheat have been assisted from Uzbekistan and saving process of the wheat to Pul-e-Khumri’s Silo has been ended with cooperation of ministry of agriculture, water and irrigation the other day.
The wheat belong to people of Baghlan, Samangan, Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces, which will be distributed in emergency situations to the people of the mentioned provinces.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:12

Taliban Top Commander Wounded In ASF Conflict

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Herat (BNA) Taliban top commander Mullah Ghani Kaker in northern Districts of Herat and shadow governor of this group in Koishk Robat Sangi district was seriously injured in a conflict by Afghan Security Forces (AFS).
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, the commander of Taliban has been wounded in Naher-e-Sayad region of the district.
According to reports the health status of the commander reported serious.
It is said that Afghan security forces joint operations have been started in northern districts of Herat province since a week and still continued there, several villages of the district cleared from Taliban.
So far, nearly ten of Taliban insurgents were killed and dozen others have been wounded in the operations.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:10

40 Deserved Families Received Aids

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paktia (BNA) Foodstuffs and winter cloths assistance of solidarity organization distributed for 40 deserved families in Paktika province.
Ataullah Fazli deputy governor of Paktika told BNA reporter, the assistance were disseminated by solidarity organization for war affected families.
He added, for each family received foodstuffs and winter cloths.
T. Yarzada

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