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Saturday November 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Education will recruit 30,000 female teachers within five year (till the year 1400), to increase the presence of women in the field of education.
Providing access to education to deprived girls, reducing the drop in girls' education and paving the way for women’s economic self-sufficiency by hiring them as teachers are the main goals of the program.
According to BNA report, Noria Nazhat spokesperson for ministry of education in a press conference said, “2674 contracted teachers were recruited last year and 2326 other contracted teachers were recruited during the current year.”
“30,000 contracted teachers will be recruited in rural areas in 34 provinces of the country and in areas where access to a teacher, in particular a female teacher, is limited.” She added.
Nazhat also pointed that "with the implementation of this program, female teachers increase from 33% to 42%, as well as access to education will be provided to girls in rural areas and where the girls are affected by unfair practices".
The terms of employment as a contracted teacher are based on the presence of women presence in rural areas with the highest level of education.
Meanwhile, in order to increase the presence of women in managerial and policy level positions of Ministry of Education, 20 directorate positions under MoE are allocated to women; of these 11 positions of grade two related to Teacher Training Directorates in the provinces have been announced through an open competition, and the rest will be announced in the near future.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Education has prepared the menstrual hygiene guidelines for girls that will be published in the near future, as well as girls' education policy is drafted and will be finalized soon.
The Ministry of Education has made the increase of women’s presence in education field as part of its strategic plan and has always tried to improve women's access to education and women's self-sufficiency.

Education Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:09:41 +0000
In Farah; 65 Taliban Fighters Killed in Last Two Nights In Farah; 65 Taliban Fighters Killed in Last Two Nights

Saturday November 17, 2018

Farah City (BNA) At least 65 armed oppositions were killed during separate clashes with Afghan security forces within the last two nights in western Farah province.
Noorulhaq Khaliqi spokesman of 2nd infantry battalion in Farah told BNA correspondent, the clashes took place, when Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Pusht Roaud and Pusht Koh district of the province, which have faced with full resistance of Afghan security forces.
It is mentionable that 27 anti-government militias were wounded during the conflicts, Khaliqi added.
An Afghan security troop was martyred and two others were wounded as well.
Some heavy and light weapons belonged to the terrorists have been seized by Afghan security forces during the clashes.

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:08:32 +0000
Foodstuffs Distributed to 150 Displaced Families Foodstuffs Distributed to 150 Displaced Families

Saturday November 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to 150 displaced families in northern Baghlan province.
Mohammad Nasir Kohzad director of counter-disasters in Baghlan told BNA correspondent, the aids include flour, rice, bean, cooking ghee, pea, sugar, tea and salt that provided by a charity organization and distributed to 150 displaced families.

Social Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:07:31 +0000
Taliban Strongholds Seized in Baghlan Taliban Strongholds Seized in Baghlan

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) 13 Taliban were killed and their several strongholds have been seized by security forces in joint operation in Borka district, Baghlan province.
Shamsuddin Shahab Borka district governor told BNA, Mullah Wakil shadow governor of Taliban was killed and their strongholds were also seized by security forces.
He added, several huge weapons and six motorbikes of the Taliban were also seized in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:06:54 +0000
Regions Cleared from Insurgents in Nangarhar Regions Cleared from Insurgents in Nangarhar

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) The security forces have managed to clear dozens of regions from insurgents in Nangarhar province.
Clearing operations started with participation of hundreds of militaries in Nazyan district and still continue.
Heavy casualties inflected to Taliban in the operation.
ANA top commander in east of the country told BNA, dozens of insurgents were killed and number of others have been injured in the operations.
He also said, the security forces have managed to clean up several regions from Taliban and Daesh fighters.
Likewise, the security forces seized several weapons caches of insurgents in the operations.
T. Yarzada

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:46:06 +0000
Near 100 ISIS & Taliban Fighters Killed in Narang’s Kunar’s-kunar.html’s-kunar.html Near 100 ISIS & Taliban Fighters Killed in Narang’s Kunar

Saturday November 17, 2018

Asadabad City (BNA) About 100 loyalists of ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups were killed during joint military operation in Narang district, eastern Kunar province.
The military operation has started since a week by participation of hundreds Afghan security forces in relevant areas of the district and ongoing as well.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country reported BNA, dozens terrorists’ hideouts have been destroyed and near 100 insurgents were killed during the operation so far.
Dozens villages have been cleared from being of terrorists in Narang district of the province.
The operation continuing until the district completely clean-up from existence of terrorists.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups from Afghanistan.

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:45:02 +0000
Commentary Commentary

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan needs ending war and ensuring persistent peace, but the Afghan people think a peace that considers all democratic values, and achievements in last decades.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Afghanistan needs ending the war and persistent peace, but the current political situation raises mangy questions to be discussed. When it been said, the peace process has complicated dimensions, it means that the parties involved in Afghan conflict, every one trying to achieve so far their particular objectives through war, now they want to achieve those objectives via peace.
Based on Saadi the great Persian poet words the enemy who has not achieved its goals in hostility wants to achieve them through friendship caused the concern of people. The concerns became serious when Moscow and Washington both wanted to provide the ground for direct negotiations between the state and the oppositions. On the process there are rumors that until restoring peace, the presidential elections should be postponed, is controversial. Because the matter of democracy and peace without democracy is a question needs to be discussed deeply. However, the story of peace in Afghanistan seems more complicated than any other issue. If it not were so, the will and intention of Afghan people were at the focus of attention and they enjoyed peace in their country now.
Unfortunately, the foreign dimensions affecting the process, made the story of peace to be continued. For this reason, the people think that the peace program in Afghanistan is in the hostage of regional and beyond regional players.
In any case, the matter is in rumor stage, but the statement of the state authorities who have said the elections would be held as it has scheduled, seems something covered.
The people have the right to know, where does the peace process go through, is their intension considered in the program. Because they have defend and supported democracy with every drop of their blood, scarified their beloved sons in fight against terrorism, but so far don not know the state and its allies, toward complicated peace process in their country. 

Commentary Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:44:13 +0000
ISIS Loyalists Killed in The East of The Country ISIS Loyalists Killed in The East of The Country

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sharan (BNA) 14 ISIS loyalists were killed by Afghan security forces in the east of the country and tens others have been injured.
The conflicts occurred last day in boarder area near Durand Line.
ANA top commander told BNA, 14 ISIS loyalists were killed and tens others have been injured.
He added, the ISIS were targeted by security forces.
According to reports, the ISIS were entered from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
T. Yarzada

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:43:33 +0000
Nearly 200 Weapons Discovered in Paktika Nearly 200 Weapons Discovered in Paktika

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sharan (BNA) Nearly 200 weapons have been discovered and neutralized by police forces in Paktika province.
A source of ANA office in Paktika province told BNA, the police forces discovered 179 weapons from Sapedar region, Barmal and Sorobi highway.
The weapons was transferred to Ander district of Ghazni and Kharwar district of Logar province.
According to the source, a person has been detained in connection of the case.
The detained person acknowledged that he transferred several weapons to Taliban group.
T. Yarzada

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:07:17 +0000
Blasts Prevented in Faryab Blasts Prevented in Faryab

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maimana (BNA) Two blasts were prevented in Faryab province yesterday.
Babdul Karim Yorish spokesman for Faryab security directorate told BNA, the officials of ANA security command and Shaheen 209 army corps in Faryab discovered and neutralized a mine which was planted by Taliban on main road of Almar district, discovered and neutralized by police force.
T. Yarzada

Security Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:06:10 +0000