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Saturday May 18, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY (BNA) At least 14 people accused of different criminal cases were arrested by Afghan national police personnel in southern Kandahar province.
The suspicious were arrested within the last 24 hours from different parts of Kandahar province.
The people were accused on trafficking, murder and narcotic drug smugglings.
Most of the arrested people were involved in dozens criminal cases in Kandahar province, a security source in Kandahar told BNA correspondent.

Saturday May 18, 2019

SHARANA CITY (BNA) Two mine planters lost their lives following their own mine explosion in eastern Paktika province this morning.
The incident took place close to Durand Line, while the mine planters wanted to plant a roadside mine.
Top commander of Afghan military forces in the east of the country told BNA reporter, two mine planters lost their lives following the blast.
The mine planters wanted to plant a roadside mine that the mine exploded and took their lives, the source added.

Saturday May 18, 2019

ASADABAD CITY (BNA) As many as eleven armed oppositions were killed following Afghan national defense and security forces’ attacks in eastern of the country.
The insurgents have been targeted in various parts of Manogi district, Kunar province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA, 11 ISIS loyalists were killed and two centers belonging to the terrorist group along with all military equipment have been destroyed following the raids.
Also, Afghan national defense and security forces has started a military operation to suppress anti-government forces in vicinity of Manogi district of the province.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) Thirteen Strongholds of Taliban were demolished in Baghlan province yesterday.
Abdul Ghafar Nooristani press in charge of army corps told BNA a clearing operation took place by commando forces in Kelagai district, in which 13 strongholds of Taliban have been destroyed.
Four insurgents were killed, two others have been injured, five suspects were detained with numerous of weapons in the operation, Nooristani added.
Nearly ten villages have been cleared from insurgents in the mentioned district, he added.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 May 2019 08:15

Armed Oppositions Killed By ASF Conflict

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Qalat (BNA) Sixteen armed oppositions were killed in a conflict by Afghan security forces in Zabul province yesterday evening.
The insurgents were suppressed on Shinki District.
ANA top commander in south of the country told BNA, in the conflict, 16 members of Taliban group including three local commanders of them were killed.
The insurgents wanted to storm on several military bases in Shinki District, targeted on their strongholds by security forces.
Another report says, six armed Taliban were killed in an attack of security forces in Helmand province this morning.
The Taliban were riding motorcycles targeted in suburb of Lashkargah city while terrorist activities.
ANA senior commander in south of the country told BNA, six insurgents including two suicide attackers were killed in the raid.
Taliban wanted to provide ground for a terrorist attack in Lashkargah city that they were targeted by security forces.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) An ISIS key commander with his six colleagues was killed by NATO drone strike in Nangarhar province last night.
Mawlavi Abozer ISIS top commander was targeted by NATO drone attack in his hideout.
ANA top commander in east of the country told BNA, in the raid, Mawlavi Abozer one of ISIS top commanders with his eight colleagues killed in Nangarhar province.
Abozer has been responsible for many deadly terrorist attacks in parts of Nangarhar province in recent years.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:31

Gang of Kidnappers Detained in Herat

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Herat (BNA) A gang of kidnappers were detained and five of compatriots were released from grip of them in a clearing operation conducted by security forces in Kohsan District, Herat province late last night.
The band of kidnappers abducted five commuters of a Taxi from Herat-Islamqala highway in Kohsan district and transferred them to Ghoryan District.
Kohsasnd district governor of Herat province told BNA, security forces after an hour effort succeeded to arrest the kidnappers.
During clashes between security forces and kidnappers, a kidnapper was injured and another has been detained. These five countrymen who were abducted were released with a car.
Abdul Qahoom Rahimi governor of Herat appreciated the the actions of security officials of Kohsan district to identify and destroy the abduction group.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Officials and members of Jangan people council for Oshturli district of Daikundi called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh and shared their demands with him.
In the meeting, officials and members of the council praised the national unity government for its works in the field of governance, rule of law, counter corruption, judicial reforms and others.
They considered successfully holding of the Consultative Peace Jirga as roadmap for peace talks with the Taliban group, saying that after holding the Peace Jirga, all parties to the conflict could not ignore the demands of the people in peace process.  Members of the Council also considered promotion of Daikundi to 2nd grade province as another example of efforts made by second vice president, stressing on maintaining fair partnership of the people in government institutions.  Afterwards, second vice president Sarwar Danesh said that successfully holding the Peace Jirga, attended by 32, 00 representatives of the country, was a big achievement toward peace and direct talks with the Taliban group.

Saturday, 18 May 2019 06:27

FM Calls on Tajik President in Dushanbe

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe, capital city of Tajikistan.
In the meeting, acting minister of foreign affairs by praising the government and people of Tajikistan for their support and cooperation called the country a friend and brother of Afghanistan, asking for transferring of 80Afghan prisoners to Afghanistan.
President of the Republic of Tajikistan assured of soon handing over the Afghan prisoners to the Afghan side, adding that Raghun Dam would be soon completed and would provide electricity to Afghanistan.
In the meeting, both sides discussed security, economic and development projects.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar handed over the first pair of Mi-24 attack helicopters to the Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khaled in Kabul on Thursday.
India had first presented Mi-24 Helicopters to Afghanistan, in December 2015, the Indian Embassy in Kabul said in a statement.  India was expected to supply four gunship helicopters to Afghanistan by July, with the deliveries falling almost a year behind schedule, people familiar with developments said in March, as quoted by Hindustan Times.
As first reported by Hindustan Times in March 2018, Afghanistan, Belarus and India had inked a trilateral pact to supply the refurbished Mi-24 helicopters.
Belarus was to upgrade the helicopters, which were to be paid for by India, the former Afghan envoy, Shaida Abdali, had said in March.  India which is one of the largest donors to Afghanistan has committed $3 billion in aid to Afghanistan since 2001.
The four additional helicopters are expected to play a role in fighting between the Afghan forces and the Taliban, who have continued their attacks despite engaging the US in peace talks and have refrained to engage in direct talks with the Afghan government.

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