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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Kabul (BNA) Police had killed 10 armed militants during series of cleanup operations across the country the other day.  According to a statement of the interior ministry, these operations backed by the national army the coalition forces, were carried out in Kandahar, Helmand and Paktia provinces as a result 10 armed militants were killed and 14 others captured.  A number of arms and ammunitions were also seized during the operations, the statement further said.  Meantime, police also arrested two terrorists from Burka district of Baghlan province and also five anti-vehicle mines had been discovered from Takhar, Laghman and Helmand provinces the other day and were defused by police.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai lmet General James Mattis Commandeer of US CENTCOM to discuss servral issues including situation in Afghanistan and the region.  In the meeting also attended by Afghan Minister of Defense, General Rahim Wardak and Dr. Spanta, National Security Advisor to the President, both sides exchanged views on various issues of mutual interest including the need for continued capacity building and further equipping of the Afghan security forces.  President Karzai stressed on the need for a national, professional and apolitical army to Afghanistan and underscored that recruitments be made in the armed forces of Afghanistan based on professional merits.  The president said that the Afghan National Army (ANA) be further equipped by the international community and the United States.  General Mattis reaffirmed that the United States is committed to help Afghanistan in this respect.  The structure, equipping and financing of the ANA forces were also among the topics discussed in the meeting.

Friday 06 April 2012,

Kabul, (BNA) ,

KANDAHAR: Seven people were burnt to death in southern Afghanistan on Friday when a fuel tanker supplying a NATO base crashed and set their vehicle on fire.

Both the security chief of Panjwayi district in Kandahar and the provincial

police chief said there was no insurgent activity at the time, but residents

told  press the tanker was attacked by Taliban using rocket-propelled grenades.

killing spree in the same district on March 11.

Sardar Mohammad, Panjwayi's security chief, told: "A fuel tanker supplying fuel for ISAF overturned and caught fire, and simultaneously a civilian minivan was passing nearby also set ablaze."

Seven people were killed and three others injured, he said, who were taken to hospital.

Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq confirmed the death toll,: "This fuel tanker was coming from the city of Kandahar to Panjwayi district at high speed.

"On its way this tanker overturned and caught fire," he said. "A civilian minivan was passing on the way and the vehicle was also set ablaze."

Friday 06 April 2012,

Kabul, (BNA) ,

A suicide bomber assassinated an Afghan peace envoy and former mujahedeen commander on Friday, along with his son in an eastern region close to the Pakistan border.

Maulavi Mohammad Hashem Munib, the head of the High Peace Council in Kunar province, was the target, said provincial police chief Ewaz Mohammad Nazari.

"He was on his way home from Friday prayers when he was attacked by a suicide attacker," he told.

One witness said that both Munib and the attacker had been torn to pieces, with body parts littering the scene.

The national head of the High Peace Council, former Afghan president Professor  Burhanuddin Rabbani, was assassinated last year by a purported Taliban envoy who hid a bomb in his turban.

Munib was himself a former senior commander of Hezb-i Islami, one of the Afghan mujahedeen groups that fought Soviet troops in the 1980s

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