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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mahmoodraqi (BNA) Three Taliban insurgents were killed in their own mine explosion in Tagab District Kapisa province yesterday.
The blast occurred in Adizi region, of the mentioned district.
According to BNA correspondent, Taliban wanted to plant the mine in crowded area of the district to kill innocent people, the mine exploded before reaching to target and killed the three Taliban.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:03

Regions Cleared From Insurgents In Kunar

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Asadabad (BNA) Security officials of Kunar province reported from clearing of several regions from being of insurgents in clearing operation was launched by security forces.
The operation started ten day ago with attendance of hundreds of militaries and still continued in parts of Asmar and Ghaziabad districts.
Key commander of ANA in east of the country told BNA, in latest action, several regions have been cleared from militants.
He said, the security officials succeeded to discover several strongholds of Taliban and Daesh fighters from Ghaziabad and Asmar districts of the province.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) Three men with consignment of narcotic drug have been detained in Nangarhar province.
The men skillfully wanted to smuggle tens of hashish, opium and heroin to unknown place.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, security officials arrested the three men from Jalalabad city and surrounding of the province.
Another report said, 20 people have been detained on charges of criminal crimes in Nangarhar province.
The arrested were involved in killing, rubbery and abduction.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:00

Kabul Cultural Week Marked

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Kabul Cultural Week was marked by the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in the historic Babur Shah Garden, BNA said Saturday.
The ceremony was attended by the deputies and directors of the ministry of information and culture, presidential advisor, Abdul Ghafoor Liwal and a number of government authorities and the country’s cultural figures, said the agency.
At the outset, Hasina Safi, the acting and nominee minister of information and culture spoke about the Kabul Cultural Week and said the main aim of holding the cultural week was further introduction of the country’s noble culture, which was first held in Parwan province and some other provinces like Nangarhar, Ghazni, Khost and Kapisa provinces, the agency quoted.
She said marking the cultural week is held in the Babur Garden, Timur Shahi Park, Women Garden, Khairkhana and Microrayan 1 Parks and would continue until Asad 25 (solar year).
According to her, during the cultural week, paintings, calligraphy, drawing, book, photos from the Mis-e-Ainak relics, handicrafts, agricultural products, relics of the National Museum and Archeology directorate, would be displayed.
The acting minister also thanked the Kabul Mayor, other ministries and the related institutions for their cooperation with the process of marking the cultural week.  Former minister of information and culture, Sayed Makhdoom Raheen was one of the speaker at the ceremony,, where he described Kabul a time slapped city and the city of tragedy, the people of which are still mourning.  He asked the ministry of information and culture, Kabul municipality and UNESCO to do more for helping to loge the Kabul city’s historical relics in the World Cultural Heritages list.
 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Head and members of the Afghanistan Policy Group have met with the country’s National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar and discussed issues related to Afghanistan and regional political and security affairs, a statement from his office said Saturday.
Representing the group, Fahim Dashti provided details about the activities and increase in the members and posts of the group and said the entity wanted to visit Pakistan in the near future for discussing regional issues and meet with the neighboring countries political and security authorities.
The national security advisor, Moahmmad Hanif Atmar thanked the group’s head and members for their activities and called their hard works effective in creation and management of the regional issues.
The NSA also thanked the German Friedrich-Ebert Organization head for his cooperation to provide the ground for the activities of the group, the statement said.
 

Sunday, 12 August 2018 05:54

Govt. Media Joint Committee Holds Meeting

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Second Vice President and head of government and media joint committee, 20th meeting of the committee was held.
In the meeting, security officials first delivered their report in connection with cases of violence against journalists recent months.
Officials for Ministry of Interior (MoI) reported of nine cases of violence against journalists as an employee of Radio and Television of Afghanistan (RTA) was martyred during recent attack of Taliban on Ghazni city.  The incident happened after guards of the media organization were killed by Taliban fighters.
The report also pointed at cases of violence against journalists in provincial capitals of some provinces of the country and the cases are under investigation in judicial organs.
Meanwhile, National Directorate of Security (NDS) reported of reviewing telephone threat of Faryad Radio head in Herat, threat issue of ITV journalist in the respective province, investigation of threat of Pajhwok News Agency journalist in Zabul, reviewing threat of a number of journalists in Paktika and investigation of beating claim of Zan TV’s security guards by security personnel.
In the meeting, representative of Attorney General Office (AGO) also reported of reviewing relevant cases of violence against journalists in the respective office, saying that from among 16 cases, six of them have been finalized.
Representative of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance also reported of modality of holding provincial meetings of the joint committee.
In other part of the session, the issue of the respective committee’s provincial committee in Herat was reviewed and it was decided that a combined delegation from media and journalists federation, NDS and IDLG led by deputy minister of information and culture will soon pay a visit to Herat to address the issue.
 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held to discuss collection of revenues and customs related issues.
In the session held through video conference in Tawheed National Center and attended by governors, police chiefs, provincial NDS chiefs, customs officials for Herat, Nangarhar, Balkh, Nimroz, Kandahar, Farah, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika and Khost, deputy minister of customs and revenue for finance Najibullah Wardak delivered a report in this regard.
He added that work on action plan has been followed after meeting of the country’s President with heads of custom houses so that the country’s revenues would reach in accordance to goals set by GIRoA.
Deputy minister of customs and revenue considered problems in collecting revenue as well as levy and interference by a number of members of provincial council and national assembly, local powerful figures, traffickers, local officials and district governors as the most significant challenges which preventing from increasing and collecting revenue.
After hearing the report, the countries President said that Afghanistan domestic revenue should be administered in a better way and it is necessary to take decisive and overall steps in this regard.
“Anybody including members of provincial council and national assembly interferes in customs affairs should be persecuted and nobody has the right to interfere in customhouses,” President Ghani added.
The country’s president asserted that customhouses should be equipped with security systems to identify those interfering in works of custom houses and regulation should be prepared to introduce presence of military individuals in customhouses, adding that measures should be adopted for protection of employees working in customhouses.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani instructed provincial govenors to create customs and revenue committees, regularly hold committees’ sessions and report their works to MoF.
 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday chaired the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Meeting that reviewed the security situation in Ghazni, Farah and Zabul provinces, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
The meeting, attended by leadership of the National Directorate of Security and the security sector, was briefed about the recent development in southern Ghazni province, the statement said.
The meeting was told that the enemy suffered heavy casualties during the clashes in Ghazni.
President Ghani, the supreme commander of the armed forces, praised the bravery of the Afghan forces and directed provincial security officials to increase their coordination particularly in Ghazni.  Security and defense officials from Ghazni, Farah and Zabul thanked the president for his special attention and assured of complete coordination among the security organs for people’s security.
The Taliban on Friday night staged coordinated attacks on Ghazni City, with intermittent clashes still ongoing.  The clashes caused casualties to insurgents and terrified local residents who stayed indoors.
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Pul-e-Khumri City (BNA) About 16 Afghan security forces have died following Taliban massive attack in northern Baghlan province last night.
According to reports, dozens Taliban fighters carried out attack on a security checkpoint in Jarkhoshk area, Pul-e-Khumri city the provincial capital of Baghlan province.
A security source in Baghlan that asked not to be named reported BNA, seven Afghan National Policemen and 9 Afghan National Army were martyred during the attack.
It has been said, Taliban militants sustained heavy losses, but the exact number of their victims is not clear.
Eyewitnesses said, Taliban militants stormed from several points on security shell and finally captured the checkpoint.
Some local sources called that, late arrival of reinforcement troops is the main reason behind the temporary fall of the checkpoint and sustaining casualties to Afghan security forces.
Now the security checkpoint is under the control of Afghan security troops.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday August 11, 2018

Asadabad City (BNA) Five top members of Taliban terrorist group were killed following air attack in eastern Kunar province.
The terrorists were busy on organizing a series of destructive activities that targeted and killed in Pach Dara district of the province.
A senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, five top members of Taliban terrorist group were killed during the air attack.
Shadow district governor of Taliban for Daw Abad district of Nooristan province is among the dead, the source added.
The senior terrorists have been targeted by drone in Pach Dara district of Kunar province, the source concluded.
M.A.Ansari
 

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