14 August 2018

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Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces by conducting joint military operations succeeded to annihilate 18 armed oppositions within the last 24 hours across the country. Ministry of National Defense press office stated BNA, the operations have launched to suppress anti-government militias, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Ghazni, Paktia, Khost, Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz, Takhar, Nimroz and Helmand provinces. Meanwhile, Afghan National Army’s engineering team succeeded to discover and confiscate 39 round of different type of mines that planted by enemies in different parts of the country. M.A.Ansari

Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) As many as eight anti-government militias were killed during suddenly attack carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in southern Kandahar province. Senior commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA reporter, the militants have been targeted and killed by ANDSF in vicinity of Maiwand district, Kandahar province this morning. The terrorists had plan to launch attack on a security checkpoint that targeted by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. It has been said, there were no casualties on the parts of civilians and Afghan security forces at the end of the attack. M.A.Ansari

Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan Premier League T20 tournament to be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will commence on October 5. The league has been granted approval by the International Cricket Council, following an application that was submitted by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) last month. Following this approval, the league will now be able to field some of the finest cricketers from around the world. As per the rules, full member nations can issue NOCs to their players only if the ICC approves the event. On Tuesday, the ICC approved the T10 League, which is also to be held at the Sharjah Stadium from November 23. Five teams will compete in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League. They have been named after provinces in Afghanistan such as Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh and Paktia. The team owners will now be able to strengthen these teams by naming icon players and including some of the best T20 players in the world. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, which has been the home ground of the Afghanistan team for their international fixtures for over a decade, has agreed to stage the event. The league will be held for 17 days here and conclude on October 21. This will be the third international T20 league to be held in UAE, after the country hosted the Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced that: “the bidding process for the players will commence soon and all teams are expected to be finalised by the middle of August.” A total of 23 matches will be played by the five competing teams. The names of the owners of the teams will also be announced soon. Over 35 top cricketers have already expressed their desire to play in the inaugural edition. The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has sanctioned the tournament to be held in UAE and ACB Chief Executive Shafiq Stanikzai thanked the ECB for its support. Stanikzai, soon after announcing the event, had said his cricket board would strive to make the league one of top three T20 leagues in the world. The Afghanistan Premier League is also likely to unearth many talented cricketers from different parts of Afghanistan. It will also provide an opportunity for the Afghanistan national team players, who have impressed around the world with their skills in the shorter versions of cricket, to play alongside renowned cricketers in international cricket. Gulfnews Ansari

Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) At least six smugglers who had plan to transfer dozens kgs hashish and heroin were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province. Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA correspondent, the smugglers wanted to smuggle dozens kgs narcotic drug type of hashish and heroin to unknown areas that were arrested by security personnel in relevant areas of Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province. According to another report, 26 people were arrested accused of different criminal cases in Nangarhar province. The people were accused in robberies, murders, kidnapping and people harassment. M.A.Ansari

Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Dozens villages have been cleared from existence of Taliban militants during military operation launching by Afghan security forces across Jalalabad-Torkham highway. A security commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country reported BNA, since four days the operation conducted across Jalalabad-Torkham highway that recently two weapon storages belonging Taliban militants have been discovered and seized and dozens villages have been clean-up from being of terrorists during the operation. The operation has launched to secure Jalalabad-Torkham highway. M.A.Ansari

Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been distributed to hundreds returned, war-affected and poor families in eastern Nangarhar province. An in-charge of refugees and repatriation department in Nangarhar said BNA correspondent, in this round 252 destitute, war-damaged and returned families from Pakistan have received the assistances. The distribution aids include, flour, cooking ghee, pea, salt, blanket, mattress and kitchen sit which provided by World Food Program (WFP) and United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) the source added. Process of aids distribution to needy, war-affected and returned families from Pakistan continuing in the province. M.A.Ansari
Friday August 10, 2018 Kabul (BNA) While military operation ongoing in different parts of Kunar province, military officials claimed that several villages have been cleared from being of armed oppositions in the province. The operation has started since eight days in various parts of Asmar and Ghazi Abad districts of the province. Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA, during the military operation several villages have been clean-up from existence of anti-government and several hideouts belonging Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups have been destroyed in Asmar and Ghazi Abad districts of the province. Until now 20 terrorists have been killed and dozens others were wounded during the operation. M.A.Ansari
Friday August 3, 2018 Gardez City (BNA) About 25 people were martyred and 33 others were injured following suicide attack in southern Paktia province today. The incident took place, while a suicide attacker exploded himself among dozen prayers in Khawaja Hassan mosque located in Gardez city the provincial capital of Paktia province. Abdullah Hasrat spokesman of Paktia governor told BNA reporter, 25 people were martyred and 33 others were injured following the attack. No individual or group has commented regarding the incident so far, but before that ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups carried out such incidents. Doctors in central hospital of Pakita called that the health conditions of 10 injured of the event are not satisfactory. M.A.Ansari
Friday August 3, 2018 Kabul (BNA) As many As 25 terrorists were killed and 21 others were wounded during joint military operations led by Afghan security forces across the country. Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the operations have been launched to suppress anti-government militias and ensure peace and stability in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktia, Urozgan, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz, Nimroz and Helmand provinces, in which 25 anti-government militias were killed and 21 others were injured. Also during the military operations, 25 round of different type of mines have been discovered and confiscated, the source added. M.A.Ansari
Friday August 3, 2018 Lashkargah City (BNA) At least 61 people have been freed from Taliban’s prison by Afghan Commando forces in southern Helmand province. According to information of ministry of national defense press office to BNA, the people were released during a special operation conducted by Afghan Commando troops in vicinity of Kajaki district of the province. Two guards of the jail have been killed, seven others were arrested and 10 kg narcotic drug type of opium have been seized during the operation, the source added. The released people have transferred to Afghan National Army’s base. M.A.Ansari
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