23 August 2019

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Friday August 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Talking on this occasion of 100th Independence Anniversary, director of Archeology department, MoIC Noor Agha Noori said, this department has undertaken certain programs on the occasion of independence 100th anniversary.
“We have covered eight provinces with continued excavations including Nangarhar in which we managed after 50 years to start of excavations in the area of Ghandai Sabzha, as a result a military area was discovered due to excavations with a historical background of 16 centuries. He added the officials of department have surveyed and excavated the ancient site in the vicinity of Sultan Masoud and Bahram Shah minarets in Ghazni which are architectural memorials of Ghaznavids era and as a result construction remnants, oven dried bricks pavements, marble stone signs with plant decorations, earthenware pieces from Ghaznavids, Ghorids and Temorids era etc… were discovered.” The results of these excavations are one of the unique achievements of Islamic archeology in Afghanistan since independence, he added.
He went on to say, on this occasion, for the first time in 50 years, excavation started in Topdara Stupa which is a remnant from Budhic era and beside Stupa a worship room was discovered.
In Kapisa province, excavations were executed in Khamzargar area in a Budhism site as a result temples, stupas, stone pillars, coins and earthenware were discovered that are belong to 2nd-5th centuries. As a result of excavations in Orange Palace area, Kandahar, a lot of relics were discovered that belong to 17th-19th centuries.
Talking on their future plans, he said, our next plan would focus on excavations in Balahisar, Kabul. The sites in this area contain relics with a background of 5th to 6th centuries B.C.
Beside survey and excavations in the capital and provinces, on Asad 14.1398 a seminar titled “New excavations in recent 100 years in Afghanistan” was held by our department in Logar province in which articles were readout by scholars from Kabul university, Logar university, Academy of Sciences, MoIC and some independent researchers. As a result it has been cleared that over 4000 ancient sites across Afghanistan have been discovered by archeology department with a background from the Stone Age to temporary era.
Talking on the database of ancient sites, he said, database of all ancient sites have been prepared due to efforts of Afghan and foreign experts that would enable us to protect these sites property.
“Work is going on, on creation of archeology parks. These parks would cause better protection of ancient sites and help to attract more tourists and employment opportunities will be available to locals. The first and second parks were established in Ghazni and Bamyan and would be implemented in 2-3 years”.
Karima Malikzada

Thursday August 15, 2019
KANDAHAR CITY (BNA) Defense Minister of Taliban terrorist group was killed during drone attack carried out by NATO troops in south of the country last night.
Sadar Ibrahim Defense Minister of Taliban have been targeted when he was moving toward Pakistan in a region between Shah Wali Koot and Khakriz districts of southern Kandahar province.
Hayatullah Hayat governor of Kandahar while confirmed killing of Sadar Ibrahim defense minister of Taliban said BNA local reporter, Ibrahim was one the key member of Taliban group that he had active role in deadly terrorist attacks carried out by the terrorist group within the last years in the south of the country.
Taliban group didn’t confirmed killing of Sadar Ibrahim so far.

Thursday August 15, 2019
MAIMANA CITY (BNA) As many as 16 armed oppositions including two local commanders of Taliban were killed by Afghan security forces in northern Faryab province.
The insurgents have been targeted within the last 24 hours in Garziwan district and Maimana city the provincial capital of the province.
Top commander of Afghan national army in 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, 16 anti-government paramilitaries were including their two local commanders were killed.
It has been said, there were no casualties on parts of civilians and Afghan security forces at the end of the attacks.

Thursday August 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) At least 400 people were wounded in different cases during Eid-ul-Adha festival across the country.
Eleven people lost their lives following the incidents.
According to BNA report, most of the people were injured due to road accidents, ceiling collapses, cheerful fires and different criminal cases in various parts of Kabul, Herat, Balkh and Kandahar provinces.
BNA provincial correspondents reported that based on health officials the health conditions of at least 10 injured people are not satisfactory.


Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:32

Armed Insurgents Killed By ASF Clash

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Sar-e-Pul (BNA) Four armed insurgents were killed in a conflict by afghan security forces in Sar-e-Pul province last night.
The insurgents were targeted in Kohistanat District highway.
ANA senior commander in Shaheen army corps in north of the country told BNA, four insurgents were killed.
The insurgents were suppressed while terrorist and destructive activities.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:30

Taliban Terrorist Killed in Urozgan Clashes

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Trenkot (BNA) Six Taliban terrorist group were killed in recent conflicts in Urozgan province last night.
The Taliban were targeted in their strongholds by security forces in Mullazai region, Trenkot city.
Security forces top commander said BNA, six Taliban were killed and three others have been injured in the conflicts.
The insurgents were targeted while terrorist actions.
Stronghold and weapons cache of the terrorist group were demolished in the conflicts.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Urozgan province.
Security officials discovered and defused six mines from crowded ways of Urozgan province and prevented from deadly events.
No one has been detained in the connection of the failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

Thursday August 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with MPs, advisors and residents of Kabul city held on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha the other day, the Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh said that direct negotiations with the Taliban will happen on Oct. 15 and after the elections, a statement from Second VP press office said BNA.
The statement quoted the Second VP as saying that the next political system in Afghanistan, the Constitution and government-related issues have not been discussed with the Taliban so far. “US Special Envoy and the Taliban have only talked about issues relevant to the two sides…The Afghan government is one side of the negotiations in other topics,” VP Danesh said. The Second Vice-President went on saying that peace deal with the Taliban should result in lasting stability in the country.
He also said that election is the top priority for Afghans. “People expect a peace that ends in dignity for the people of Afghanistan, enduring stability and security and maintaining of the freedoms and achievements of the past 18 years,” he added. The US and the Taliban negotiators wrapped up the eighth round of peace talks in Qatar. The two sides are expected to sign a peace agreement within the next few days which will facilitate intra-Afghan negotiations that probably take place in a European country’s capital within the next few weeks.

Thursday August 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Ministry of Education’s National Melody Team at the Presidential Palace the other day, BNA reported. Congratulating advent of Eid-ul-Adha to the team members, the President said team was representing a united Afghanistan. “You deliver the message of peace, freedom, cohesion and the three colors of our flag,” the President told the ministry national melody team. The President instructed Ustad Waheed Qasemi to record the melodies of the team, so that to be played on different occasions. The President also said that the team’s budget should be considered from Ministry of Education and Administrative office of the President’s budgets. The President also instructed the team to record the national anthem so that to be played in different events of the presidential palace, President Ghani said.
The Ministry of Education’s deputy minister on educational curriculum briefed the President on National education’s melody festival, saying the team was established after a three-day festival among 800 students from all over the country. Later, Ustad Waheed Qasemi head of Afghanistan’s Radio Television Music Department thanked parents of those students that allowed their sons and daughters to attend the festival, saying freedom, culture, education and patriotism were the main subjects of the festival. At the end, the melody team performed the patriotic songs which were welcomed by the President.

Thursday August 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) During air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces, Taliban militants were forced to flee from Qades and Aab Kamari districts of Badghis province.
Khan Jaan Zafar member of provincial council in Badghis told BNA correspondent, the air attacks launched on hideouts of Taliban fighters in Aab Kamari and Qades districts of the province, in which the fighters were forced to flee from the mentioned districts.
Taliban militants weakened in Badghis province and they are not able to face with Afghan security forces.
Badghis’ residents asked from government to conduct same attacks in neighbor provinces of Badghis to annihilate armed oppositions in the areas.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, congratulated Eid Al-Adha during a meeting to the ministry’s leadership and employees here yesterday, BNA reported.
Addressing the meeting at ministry’s press hall, minister Safi pointed to philosophy of Qurbani, saying she was happy that the Eid days passed with peace and calmness, the agency added.
She went on saying that representing the ministry, all the employees were supporters of the system, asking the ministry’s staffs to be a cultural pattern and example for others.
The minister said that everyone should make effort to attend the upcoming elections for strengthening of the system and support those working for development, peace and national solidarity, the agency quoted her as saying.

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