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Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:31

Taliban Rebels Killed in Helmand Raids

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) Nine Taliban rebels were killed and three others have been injured in afghan security forces raids in Helmand province this morning.
The Taliban were targeted in parts of Desho and Gereshk districts.
ANA top commander in south of the country told BNA, nine insurgents were killed and three others have been injured in the raids.
According to reports, two strongholds of the Taliban with all war equipment have been destroyed.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Helmand province.
Security officials with collaboration of people discovered eight mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from series of blasts.
Local officials of Taliban blamed Taliban for the failed mine planting.
Taliban mostly plated bombs and mines on busy roads of the province, which victimized innocent civilians.
T. Yarzada

 

Tuesday August 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Monday claimed “excellent progress” in talks with the Taliban in Qatar.
Khalilzad tweeted that the eighth round of talks between U.S. and Taliban negotiators in the Qatari capital, Doha, “focused on the remaining issues in completing a potential deal with the Taliban that would allow for a conditions-based troop withdrawal.”
“My team & Taliban representatives will continue to discuss technical details as well as steps and mechanisms required for a successful implementation of the four-part agreement we’ve been working toward since my appointment. Agreement on these details is essential,” Khalilzad wrote on twitter.
Taliban sources say, both sides have agreed to reduce the level of violence after they sign the peace deal. But Taliban say a formal ceasefire would be announced at the conclusion of intra-Afghan dialogue.
The talks are planned in Norway within two weeks after both formally announce peace deal.
Taliban were confident earlier to reach deal before Eid-ul-Azha. However, it now seems difficult as Taliban want presence of representatives of Russia and China during the signing of agreement.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen has clarified that no country or representatives of other countries are participating in the talks. He tweeted that only Qatar is participating in the talks.
M.A.Ansari


 

Tuesday August 6, 2019
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) A Radio station belonged to Taliban terrorist group have been destroyed by Afghan security forces in Ghazni province.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman of Ghazni governor told BNA reporter, the Radio station have been destroyed during a military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in Koh Lola region, Zankhan district of the province.
Eight anti-government militias were killed and four suspicious were arrested during the military operation.
Radio Sadai Shareet (Voice of Sharia) temporary have published in favor of Taliban group in the some parts of Ghazni province.
M.A.Ansari

 

Tuesday August 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces by discovering and defusing 26 round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent bloodiest incidents in southern provinces.
Atal army corps by sending a statement stated BNA, the mines have been discovered and naturalized by Afghan security forces with cooperation of local people in various parts of Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul and Helmand provinces.
No individual or group has commented regarding the mine plantings so far, but military officials in the south of the country claimed that Taliban fighters are responsible for the foiled mine plantings.
M.A.Ansari

Tuesday August 6, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) At least 18 fighters of ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups were killed during air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan security force in eastern Nangarhar province.
The anti-government militias have been targeted last night and this morning in Sarkh Roud, Ghani Khail and Acheen districts of the province.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, as many as 30 terrorists were killed and dozens others were wounded during the raids.
Four terrorist hideouts along with all military equipment have been demolished during the attacks, the source added.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating 14 round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
No individual or group has commented regarding the mine plantings so far, but local officials claimed that Taliban fighters are responsible for the foiled mine plantings.
M.A.Ansari

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Herat (BNA) The officials of national citizenship program of Herat province reported from construction of two electricity projects in 15th and 11th precincts of Herat province.
Mohammad Alem Faizi in charge of national citizenship program of Herat told BNA, the projects were put into exploitation in 15th and 11th precincts of Herat city at a total cost of nearly 25 million Afghanis that more than 3000 families will be benefited from the projects.
T. Yarzada

 

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA)  Dozens of rural families in Nangarhar province have access to clean water.
The water was provided by the construction of a water supply network in Dar-e-Noor District.
This water supply system is supplied with solar energy.
Hejratullah Gardiwal Dar-e-Noor District governor of Nangarhar told BNA, the government had spent two and half million Afghanis to build the water supply network.
The network’s water has been extended to the homes about 200 villagers.
The villagers in Dara-e-Noor welcomed the construction of the water supply network.
T. Yarzada

 

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 07:41

Commentary


Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The extensive presence of Pakistani and other countries citizens alongside Afghan armed oppositions indicates that Pakistan is still the safe place for terrorism and extremism.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes recently an Afghan citizen named Eedi Mohammad was arrested by national security forces. Eidi Mohammad was the main designer of the attack on Emam Zaman Mosque which killed and injured a number of our compatriots.
He has acknowledge that he was a member IS.  During the reign of Taliban, migrated in to Pakistan and settled in Peshawar and interred a religious school there. The teachers of the school encouraged them for Jihad in Afghanistan and ISI officers gave them, military trainings.  It is not only the story of Eidi Mohammad that leads us to adventures of Pakistan in Afghanistan.
Just some days ago, in air strike on Logar province a number of foreign terrorists including Pakistani nationals were killed. Also on July 29, three Pakistani citizens lost their lives in air attack in Momandara district, Nangarhar province. In Kunduz where three Pakistani citizens were fighting alongside armed oppositions against Islamic republic of Afghanistan forces were arrested. On July 28 a number of Pakistani nationals who were fighting alongside armed opposition groups against the Afghan security forces in Sangin district Helmand province were killed. In the same time, in Paktika also several Pakistani nationals lost their lives in the battle against Afghan security forces.
In Ghazni, Kunduz, Sari pul and other places, Pakistani citizens have been seen fighting beside armed oppositions groups.
The above statement and figures make clear this bitter fact that still extremists and terrorists are safe in Pakistan.  They have been supported, equipped and funded there and sent in to Afghanistan to carry out devastative activities.
While Pakistani citizens without doubt are the members of their intelligence service fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan politicians and authorities are talking about restoring peace and security in Afghanistan. Is it possible in existence such open interferences, can take serious the claims and commitments of Pakistan for restoring peace in Afghanistan serious?
The extensive presence of foreign force particularly Pakistani forces that are pursuing specific objectives in Afghanistan once again makes it clear that Afghan problem deeply rooted outside the country especially Pakistan is a concrete supporter of it.
It is an open fact that foreign forces including Pakistani forces using the opportunity are fighting for their own interests, just the strong unity of Afghan people can overcome the problem, end the fighting and defeat the enemies and deprive them from their illegal and ambitious demands.

 

Tuesday August 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired Council of Ministers’ Economic Committee here at the Sapidar Palace yesterday. According to BAN report, the meeting which was also attended by CE first deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan, at the outset, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock briefed the session on overall situation of agriculture, farmers, wheat cultivation and India’s donation of 75 thousand tons of wheat to Afghanistan. Meanwhile the Ministry of Economy reported about achieving of 13 indexes out of 19 ones in first six months of the year. Later the session with Dr. Abdullah on the chair instructed the Ministry of Agriculture to reduce waste of wheat to its minimum level and provide the opportunity to private sector to play role in this regard. The Chief Executive also said supporting and encouraging of the private sectors was government main responsibility. The session also discussed import of illegal vehicles and decided that a meeting to be held with participation of government and chamber of commerce and industry’s representatives to address the issue.  The session also instructed the Ministry of Finance to help those suffered financial losses in Watan Furniture market fire incident.
Ansari

 

Tuesday August 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday evening received credentials from newly appointed Australian, Qatari and Kyrgyz ambassadors to Afghanistan, BNA reported. President Ghani accepted credentials of the new ambassadors of Australia, Geoff Tooth, Qatari ambassador Saeed Mubarak Al Khayarin Al Jajri and the Kyrgyzstan envoy during separate meetings at the presidential palace. The President congratulated the new ambassadors and urged further extension in relations between Afghanistan, Australian, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan. The President called the said countries as Afghanistan’s good cooperators. The meetings also discussed peace, economy, stability, education and training, election, terrorism and corruption. The new ambassadors reaffirmed their countries’ support with the war-hit country in various sectors.
Ansari


 

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