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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Urzgan (BNA) An operation launched by Afghan security forces on an armed Taliban sanctuary in Urzgan province is still continuing. 
The operation was launched in Sarab area of Chora district of the province where there is the biggest sanctuary of the armed Taliban insurgents. 
According to recent reports, currently serious fighting is continuing between police and Taliban. 
Local police officials in the province said two armed Taliban and one police officer were killed so far in the operation. 
Sarab is a strategic area of Taliban because homemade mines and roadside bombs are produced in this area. 
According to police officials, the operation will continue until the area is cleared from the presence of the armed Taliban.

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister of interior warned all security companies to hand over their security responsibility to the new formed administration of the ministry, or they would face with serious measures of the ministry. 
General Bismellah Mohammadi, minister of interior made it clear on Wednesday when holding the security responsibility of three companies. 
By signing a protocol, three security companies officially handed over their responsibilities to deputy ministry of public protection. 
Two of the companies were American, while the other one was an Afghan company. 
After signing the protocol between the three companies and deputy ministry of public protection of the ministry, the minister of interior said, “for further maintenance of security, prevention of corruption and dissolution of parallel security institutions, presidential palace issued a decree number 62 for dissolution of security companies and their organization in the framework of deputy ministry of public protection.” 
During the past six months, ministry of interior with coordination of domestic and foreign personnel of the companies has made a work procedure for dissolution of the companies. 
It is worth mentioning that 57 private security companies including six companies run by high-ranking officials of the government have been dissolved so far. 
Nearly 3.139 billion Afs which paid as fine by the companies paid to government budget. 
Nearly 6000 various light and heavy arms which have been collected from the security companies handed over to DIAG.

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) 22 Taliban insurgents yesterday joined the peace process in Baghlan province. 
According to Brigadier General Abdul Hafiz Karimi, provincial director of national security, the individuals led by Mullah Yasin and commander Naem were active against government for sometime in Kochenar village of Baghlan-e-Markazi district. 
Due to efforts of Afghan security forces, the individuals surrendered to the government and joined the peace process.

Friday, March 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A powerful explosion hit Jalalabad town in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, injuring 12 people, the authorities said.
The blast took place in Nangarhar province, 120 km from Kabul, provincial administration spokesman Ahmadzia Abdulzai said. The bomb was detonated by remote control.