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Sunday, 19 January 2020 09:09

Mine Blast Wounds Police Officers in Ghor

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Ferozkoh (BNA) Two police officers have been injured in explosion of a mine in Dara-e-Takht region, Ghor-Herat highway yesterday.
Abdul Hai Khatebi spokesman for Ghor governor told BNA correspondent, the police officers were moving to clear the mine in Ghor-Herat highway, their vehicle hit a mine.
Two police officers were injured in the blast, he added.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 19 January 2020 09:07

Taliban Leaders Killed in Logar Operation

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Two Taliban leaders were killed by security troops operation in Logar last night.
Dedar Ahmad Loweng spokesman for Logar governor told BNA, the Taliban leaders were killed in Nawkola region, Charkh district.
Two other insurgents have been detained, weapons explosive cache of Taliban were also demolished in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 19 January 2020 09:05

People Detained on Suspicion of Crimes

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Twelve people have been detained on suspicion of criminal crimes in clearing operation conducted by police forces in outskirt of Kabul.
Police press office of Kabul said, the people have been detained on charges of killing, thief, disrupting public order from outskirts of 2nd, 5th, 17th precincts  and Soroobi district of Kabul city.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Two Taliban insurgents were arrested in a clearing operation conducted by security forces in Nangarhar last night.
The insurgents were suppressed in Momand Dara District.
Medias office of Nangarhar with releasing a statement said, the Taliban were arrested while destructive actions.
Heavy and light weapons were seized from the detainees.
Another report says, police of Nangarhar discovered and defused six mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from a series of blasts.
Security officials of the province blamed Taliban for the planning mines.
T. Yarzada

Saturday January 18, 2020

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan emphasize that talks, direct negotiations between Taliban and Afghanistan government and ceasefire are the main key mechanisms of peace process.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes, President Ghani during meeting with Niels Annen, the German State Minister at the Federal Foreign Office discussed mutual interests, particular Afghanistan peace process the other day.
During the meeting President Ghani called significant peace process led by government of Afghanistan, adding Afghan-led and owned-peace process and peace is the top priority and a milestone of the government and people of Afghanistan, he underlined that dialogue, direct negotiations between government and Taliban and ceasefire are the essential components of peace process.
President Ghani added that Afghan government is working closely with the United States, Germany and other allies to put an end to the four-decade conflict in the country.
During the meeting President Ghani further added that annihilating terrorists safe hideouts, break up Taliban ties with other terrorist groups, fighting against narcotic drug and economic crimes are the other components that paves the way for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, government of Afghanistan is working with the countries in the region to build regional consensus on peace, Ghani added.
Recently, some media reported that Taliban group after several months consultations agreed on seven-day violence reduction in Afghanistan.
Sources said that Taliban political delegations share their decision with American delegations in Doha.
Before that, US delegations asked from Taliban to reduce violence and being prepared for direct negotiations with Afghanistan government.
Already, Taliban leaders called that we are ready to announce long-term ceasefire with US troops in Afghanistan, but the group rejected ceasefire with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, while Afghanistan government emphasize on ceasefire before starting peace talks, but Taliban considers short-term violence reduction.
Presidential spokesperson, Sediq Seddiqi last week tweeted, “A ceasefire is the Afghan government’s plan for beginning peace negotiations, reduction of violence does not have an accurate meaning in legal and military terms, and it is not practical, by ceasefire, we mean a ceasefire like the one established in the country two years ago, during the Eid days--it had a clear definition.”
Taliban group fears from ceasefire announcement, leaders of the group know that by declaring ceasefire the group will lose its power in US peace negotiations in Doha.
Taliban leaders for their political future and benefits are busy on bargaining with US representatives since a year in Qatar.
Afghans have endured four decades of conflicts and burn in external political games, so reduction violence in a week is a surface discussion and dose not respond the current situation.
Afghanistan people completely and permanently want to end war and violence in the country and demanded from parties involved in conflicts that by considering national interests move toward a permanent and comprehensive peace.
Reaching a durable and dignity peace is possible only by announcing ceasefire and trust on each other.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 07:46

Taliban Strongholds Demolished in Nangarhar

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Taliban commander with his four colleagues was killed in attack of security troops in Nangahar.
Four Taliban strongholds were demolished in the attack which was supported by the country’s air force.
The strongholds of Taliban were located in suburb of Khogyani district bazaar.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, during the operation, the security troops destroyed four strongholds of Taliban with all war equipment.
He confirmed that in the attack, the security troops killed a Taliban commander with his four colleagues.
According to reports, dozens heavy and light weapons and documents suggesting the Taliban have links to Pakistan have been seized from these centers.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 January 2020 07:45

Armed Insurgents Killed in Nooristan Clash

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Paroon (BNA) Six armed insurgents were killed in a conflict by security troops in Nooristan province last night.
The Taliban were targeted in Wantwaigal district while abducting of a passenger bus.
Selab army corps in east of the country with releasing a statement said, six Taliban insurgents were killed.
With attack of security troops on Taliban, abduction of civilians by attackers were prevented, said the statement.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 January 2020 07:43

Taliban Attack Repulsed in Nangarhar

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Planning of Taliban for organizing a blast was failed in Nangarhar.
Security officials discovered and defused a car full of explosive from a hideout of Taliban in Khogyani district.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, Taliban wanted to ues the car in a crowded road of the province, but not succeeded to their evil goal.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 January 2020 06:57

Chief Executive meets Takhar & Herat Elders

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has separately met a number of elders of Takhar and Herat at Sapidar Palace.
In meeting with Takhar elders, influenced figures and elders of the province shared their problems and demands with chief executive, asking the country’s chief executive office for attention to addressing their problems and demands.
Also, a number of resident of Herat also shared their problems and demands with chief executive.
In the meeting, chief executive has promised that problems and demands shared by residents of Herat and elders of Takhar would be addressed.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau, discussed the issue of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, BNA reported the other day.
During the telephonic conversation, the Canadian premier extended his deep condolence on the death of scores of passengers who lost their lives in the crash happened in Iran and called it a tragic and shocking incident that caused great grief for his people, the agency said.
“We should focus on the next steps; this was a positive step by the Iranian to take responsibility of the air crash, but there is a need for taking next steps,” the agency quoted Trudeau as saying.
He said the international community was waiting for the next measures in the devilment of valid researches in order to clarify where the problem, the agency quoted was.
He said Iran, besides taking responsibility of the incident, should clearly provide the way for the international researches and go ahead with the right path.
According to him, the first working group would meet on this occasion in London as he said: “We want justice implemented for the victims and the truth behind the incident be made clear. “The International community, if needed, should to revise the air aviation ruling laws and principles so that such incidents were prevented,” the agency said as quoting him. The prime minister also assured President Ghani for staying alongside Afghanistan, making effort for restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan and reduce tension in the region. During the telephonic talks, the country’s president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also expressed his condolence to the Canadian people, government and the families of the victims of the air incident and thanked the leadership, management and condolence of the Canadian prime minister in this field. “Afghanistan share its grief with you and our government and people are deeply saddened by the incident and the death of 13 Afghan national in the crash,” said the agency quoting the President. He said the international community for playing its effective role so that the rights of the victims were secured, the agency added. Expressing his support to working group, the president said: “We are part the working group, we emphasize that Iran should take on hand necessary measures, as our compatriots are demanding clearance in this field.”
He said Afghan acting minister of foreign affairs would work in coordination with Canadian delegation on the issue and added: “We want tension reduced in the region and the role of Canada is very important for peace and stability of Afghanistan.”
Pointing to the recent tension between US and Iran and Afghanistan’s clear stance on the issue, the country’s president hoped the regional efforts with the support of Canada remain effective for the stability of the region and expansion of government to government relation.

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