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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Officials of ministry of counter narcotics of Afghanistan have announced that poopy eradication drive will be started soon in at least eighteen provinces of the country and already the opium elimination campaign is going on with full pace in four provinces.
Commenting on the move, Abdul Qayoum Samer, a spokesman to the ministry of counter narcotics told media that the campaign will continue for two months next week it will be implemented in provinces of Helman, Laghman and Herat according to the climate of the particular areas.
Evaluating human casualties during the campaign, Abdul Qayoum Samer said that over the last month at least four policeman, seven ANA personnel and 73 Taliban insurgents were killed and threats have been noticeably decreased in southern Kandahar province as compare to Helmand and Farah provinces.
Based on assertions of spokesman of ministry of counter narcotics, international assistance on way of elimination of poopy weren’t provided according to the requirements and complete destruction of the cursed phenomena, its cultivation and smuggling requires longstanding support of international community. However, the United Nations, US and British supported Afghanistan in this mission, but these cooperation weren’t sufficient to overcome the issue effectively, said Abdul Qayoum Samer spokesman of ministry of counter narcotics, adding that cultivation of poppy, large number of drug addicted persons and inadequate anti-drug efforts of regional countries were the main challenges behind the issue of drug trafficking and the effective strategy that could wipe out the menace requires international and regional cooperation. Large scale demand of drugs in international markets is the main factor behind the issue and during the current year Afghanistan successfully cleaned out 175,000 hectors land from poppy cultivation and defeat of the tenure requires joint international and regional collaboration, Samer said. Meanwhile, Hamyoun Faizzad, an official of ministry of counter narcotics announced that 20% of the poppy eradication campaign has been implemented in four provinces and nearly 3400 hectors land were cleaned from poppy in provinces of Kandahar, Helman, Nemroz and Farah and the concerned organ intend to implement the drive over 10000 hectors land country wide. At the meantime, officials of ministry of rural rehabilitation and urban development have announced the EDF has been proved productive process in these provinces where drug smuggling has reached to zero and urge that the plan should be implemented in all provinces and the plan should be used as an alternative in economic development and basic infrastructure growth sectors including promotion of irrigation system, construction of bridges and culverts. Meanwhile, nationals of the country express drivers’ views regarding the issue of drug smuggling and campaign for eradication of the humiliated phenomena. Talking on the matter, a local resident Hamidullah Danish said that despite persistent efforts of government of Afghanistan on way of eliminating the cursed phenomena, the process kept existence and destruction of the trend requires support of regional countries and international community. Afghanistan still constitutes world largest producer of opium despite tangible measures undertaken in the past both by the government of Islamic republic of Afghanistan and international community.

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Qalat (BNA) Convoy of Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri governor of Zabul come under attack by a suicide assailant this morning, but he survived from this attack.
The incident occurred at about 11: 20 am this morning in American base of Qalat city, when a suicide assailant exploded his car full of explosive devices near the convoy of Zabul governor. 
In this incident, a doctor of Qalat civil hospital was martyred and bodyguard of the governor wounded.
Eyewitness said that a number of American soldiers were killed and wounded.
It is said that in this terrorist event, the car of Zabul governor and wall of American security base and civil hospital were slightly damaged.
Reports said that Mohammad Ashraf Naseri governor of Zabul was going to Shaikh Mati high School for distribution of books, come under suicide attack. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Herat (BNA) A policeman was wounded as a result of mine blast in Herat city.
The blast occurred this morning in Shahr-e-Naw city of Herat near the municipality building, while police wanted to defuse the mine which was planted by Taliban.
Mahuddin Noori spokesman of Herat governor said BNA, in this explosion, a policeman was wounded. 
Local officials of Herat said that with planting of this mine, Taliban wanted to carry out terrorist attack.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 06, 2013
Mehtarlam (BNA) At least one local policeman was killed and three civilians wounded as donkey packed explosive blown up close to a checkpoint in the eastern province of Laghman, the provincial press office said.
The governor offices said in a statement on Friday that the incident took place at 7:20pm early Friday morning in Tingor area of restive Alingar district, where the insurgents used a donkey to blow explosive against the government facilities and killed soldiers.
Governor condemned the incident and called it a shameful act, exercised by rebels asking for the people’s cooperation with the security forces to foil the militant’s plots.
Early Wednesday last week, more than 40 people including police were killed and over 80 others wounded as a nine grouping suicide bombers attacked provincial court and prosecutors’ office in western Farah province.