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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:55

21 Taliban Killed In Paktika

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Security forces had killed 21 Taliban militants mostly Pakistani Nationals during operation in Naka district of Paktika province the other day, spokesman for provincial administration Mukhlis Afghan said.
During the operation involving Afghan and NATO-led troops, warplanes had also used to pound Taliban hideouts, he further said.
There were no casualties on the security forces, he contended.
In similar development, the Afghan and NATO-led forces during combined operations in Faryab, Kandahar, Zabul and Helmand provinces capture four Taliban commanders, a statement of NATO-led forces said the other day.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:53

Eight Prisoners Set Free In Ghor

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In line with the order of Presidential order, the authorities has set free eight prisoners in Ghor province.
The order for their released was issued on the occasion of the 20th victory anniversary of Mujahidden, court director Qazawatmal Noor Mohammad said the other day, adding based on the presidential order the term of 26 other inmates reduced. Some 116 detainees including men and women have been held in Ghor jail.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:50

Four Smugglers Arrested

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Security forces captured four weapon smugglers in Nangarhar and Helmand province the other day, officials said.
Three smugglers were arrested in Mohmandara district of Nangarhar province and a number of arms and ammunitions including three pistols were seized from their possession.
In a similar development, security forces captured one weapon smuggler from Bolan district of Helmand yesterday, spokesman for Helmand’s governor Daud Ahmadi said.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:48

Us Releases Secretly Taliban Prisoners

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The US released secretly tens of Taliban prisoners.
Quoting from Washington Post, the BNA reports that to begin and continue negotiations, with al-Qaeda group, the US government released tens of Taliban prisoners from a military jail in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:28

News In Brief

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Zharay district, Kandahar province, today.
The leader serves as the senior insurgent in Sangin district and attempts to enforce Taliban law on civilians in the area.
He also plans and executes roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. 
The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
In other operation:
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a senior Taliban leader in Ghorak district, Helmand province, today.
The leader is responsible for Taliban operations against Afghan and coalition security forces in Sangin and Kajaki districts.
He is also active in intimidation and murder campaigns against Afghan civilians in Northern Helmand who refuse to adhere to Taliban law. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.
Another report said, In Reg-e Khan Neshin district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during a routine patrol yesterday.
The cache consisted of more than 1,030 pounds (470 kilograms) of narcotics. The force also discovered an AK-47 along with four ammunition magazines with 115 rounds. 
All of the items were confiscated and taken to an ISAF installation for examination and disposal.
The source added, A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during a routine patrol in Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, yesterday.
The cache consisted of 1,980 pounds (900 kilograms) of narcotics which were destroyed on-site.
Another report said, In Andeer district, Ghazni province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader today. 
The leader conducts roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops, primarily along Highway. He also directs suicide attacks and indirect fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forward operating bases. The security force detained two suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
Finally, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Maidan Shahr district, Wardak province, today.
The leader organizes roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the province, and supplies weapons and ammunition to insurgents in the area. Two suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:24

Taliban Attack Failed On NATO Base

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) Armed Taliban attacked on a military base of NATO soldiers in Ghazni province last night.
In this event two attackers were killed and two soldiers have been wounded. 
According to reports, this event occurred last night when a group of armed Taliban attacked on military base of NATO in the vicinities of Andeer district. 
Press office of Bagram military base confirming the event said in this event two armed Taliban were killed and two Afghan soldiers were wounded. 
According to the source, the injured persons have been transferred by NATO soldiers to a medical center for treatment. 
Armed Taliban said nothing in this regard yet. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:09

Police Chief Wounds In Herat

Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Herat (BNA) The police chief of Adersekan district of Herat and his bodyguard has been wounded in a mine blast yesterday. 
This blast occurred when the vehicle of Mir Ahmad struck with a planted roadside mine. 
Press office of Herat confirming this event said, Colonel Mir Ahmad is under treatment in the Herat hospital. 
According to this report, the vehicle of police chief struck while patrolling in this district. 
Meanwhile, doctors of Herat hospital reported the health condition of police chief critical. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Sharan (BNA) Four persons martyred and four others including education head of that province wounded in Taliban attack today. 
Zawak spokesman of Paktika 203 army crops said to BNA, Taliban attacked on the vehicle of education head of Paktika and his colleagues in Shewi Kamar area along the road between Sharan and Orgoon district. 
In this event, four persons including an official of education Dept. and his three bodyguards were killed and Ata Mohammad Qani education head with three of his colleagues were wounded. 
Khorshed Aman governor of Orgoon district confirming the event said, the bodies of the killed were transferred to Orgoon and the injured treated in the PRT hospital of that province. 
Mokhles Afghan spokesman of Paktika governor confirmed this attack but said nothing about details of the event. 
It is said that a spokesman of education ministry confirming the event said to BNA, in this event, the education head with three of his followers were wounded and an official of education Dept. and three of his guards were killed. 
According to another report, in other event, two national army soldiers were wounded in roadside mine blast in the outskirts of Sharan center of Paktika province. 
Zawak spokesman of 203 army corps of Paktika said to BNA, this event occurred when a vehicle of national army forces struck with a roadside mine in the vicinities of Sharan center of Paktika province. 
In this event, two ANA were wounded and their vehicle has been damaged. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Organizing of the exhibitions for Afghanistan historical assets in the world in addition to introduction of culture and civilization of the country, so far brought in Afs 50 million to the state treasury. 
Omara Khan Masudi head of the Museum said that the exhibitions besides introduction of history to the world are a source of income for the country as well. 
He said that in the past thirty years regrettably Afghanistan is being known as the land of war and violence but displaying of the art works reflect the real face of Afghanistan to the world people as if that this country had its civilizations and glorious past history. 
Masoudi added that in 2005 after the request of the president of France and agreement of Afghanistan’s president the Bakhtar art works and some other parts of the Kabul Museum was displayed at the National Museum of France in Gami and a joint team of specialists of the two countries prepared their art works for the exhibition. 
The team he stressed selected a considerable number of the historical arts of Bakhtar and other arts works for international exhibitions. 
He stressed that in 2005 for the first time according to an agreement between France and Afghanistan these arts were displayed at the Gami Museum which were highly welcomed by the visitors. 
So far these historic relics have been displayed in exhibitions in Italy, Holland, USA, Canada, Germany, England, and Sweden as per separate agreements. 
He added that exhibition of the relics can better introduce the cultural identity of Afghanistan and of which Afs. 150 million incomes have been obtained. 
The exhibitions attracted over 200,000 people in each of those countries. 
He noted that as per the agreement the historic relics have already been delivered to Norway and they will be exhibited on 14 May of 2012 (Saur 25 1391). 
Some other countries have also showed interest in holding exhibition for the Afghan art relics and agreements will be signed in this respect.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by second vice president, Mohammad Karim Khalili, the national committee on counter-natural disaster held session discussing the recent flood affected people situation and how to provide aids for them through the committee’s activities. 
During the meeting, Sar-e-Pul governor via a telephone contact with the vice president gave details about the losses suffered by people of the provinces where 28 people had been killed, 500 livestock perished and up to 285 houses had been destroyed. 
Both the governor and the head of counter disasters had visited the flood affected people in the province and supervised distribution of the humanitarian aids among them. 
The national committee for counter natural disasters presented reports on the losses suffered by a number of northern provinces such as Baghlan, Kundoz, Takhar, Jauzjan and Faryab to the meeting members and said a delegation had been sent to the area and distributed humanitarian aids including cash, clothes medicines and other essentials among the affected people. 
Simultaneously, up to 37 people endangered by floods had been rescued in a rescue team operation carried out by defense ministry’s two helicopters. 
The ministry of public works had also provided the committee with reports on reopening of the ways closed due to heavy floods in the provinces. 
The committee resolved some points to prevent next possible floods harms in the provinces of the country and also the committee asked for evacuating the houses built across the rivers.

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