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Saturday June 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Dr. Zalmi Rassoul Minister of Foreign Affairs met with James Dobins US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and discussed progress on talks on the security and defense agreement between Afghanistan and the US, peace process, regional cooperation, and the process for transition of security responsibility and preparations for holding of elections in Hamal of 1393.
Dr. Zalmi Rassoul said that the security transition process was moving ahead in good manners and with the start of the fifth phase of this process we would be witness to a big step in this process.
This indeed is a significant step towards efforts for standing on our own feet.
He expressed the hope that with the formation of the new government in Pakistan, Pakistan would strengthen her relations with Afghanistan and would cooperate seriously in the struggle against terrorism and ending the bloodshed in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Minister also called holding of election as very important and said that the government and related organs to the elections from now to adopt effective measures   and carry out effort in order the process of elections go smoothly with the participation of eligible people in a just and peaceful atmosphere.
He added that the people of Afghanistan are not prepared to bow to darkness and ignorance and they are eager to preserve the past ten year’s gains that they have obtained them with sustaining serious difficulties.
Regarding the finalization of the security agreement between Afghanistan and the US, he said that Afghanistan wished to have friendly long-term relations with the US in which the interests of Afghanistan should be reflected and incorporated.
Meanwhile, Ershad Ahmadi deputy minister for political Affairs in his separate meeting with James Dobins and Douglas Lot US National Security Advisor discussed a series of issues related to further consolidation of Afghan-US ties.
Both sides also debated the framework for elections and bilateral accountability of Tokyo and also regional issues and bilateral mechanism for deepening of mutual relations.

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:05

48 militants killed

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 58 armed militants were killed in numerous operations by Afghan security forces.
Interior ministry press office confirmed that 58 armed militants were killed in numerous operations which conducted by afghan security forces in different parts of Helmand, Paktia, Ghazni and Urozgahn provinces also the source reported from injuring of 7 Taliban and arresting of another Last night.
Meanwhile, the afghan security forces during their security mission in Logar, Sar-e-Pul, and Samangan provinces discovered 11 mines which were planted by insurgents. 

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:04

Mine blast kills 2 insurgents

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) two armed insurgents were killed as a result of mines explosion in Paktika province.
Defense ministry press office said BNA,
The insurgent’s wonted to place 4 mines in crowded area of Wazakhwah district, the mines exploded and killed them.
According to another report, three national army soldiers were wounded in explosion of a roadside mine in the surrounding areas of Arneda and Meyan district of Zabul province. 

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:03

29 armed Taliban killed and 45 arrested

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kabul (BNA) a press source of interior ministry said, Afghan security forces in last 24 hours launched several cleansing operations in different parts of the country and killed 29 Taliban.

Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan and coalition forces  conducted cleansing operations in the relevant areas of Baghlan, Kapisa, Badakhshan, Sar-e-Pul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Paktia and Helmand provinces as a result  of which 29 Taliban were killed 8 wounded and 45 others arrested , quantity of ammunition and explosives were seized.

Also, the national police forces discovered and defused 5 anti-vehicle mines from Zabul and Farah provinces.

According to another report, the national police forces of Kabul arrested 4 persons accused of killing, rubbery from 3rd and 15th districts.

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:03

18 Taliban joined peace process

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Qala-e-Naw (BNA)   an 18 members group of armed Taliban led by Mullah Imamdad were joined peace process in the Abkamari district of Badghis province yesterday.
Ahmadullah Alizai governor for Badghis province said BNA; the Taliban had previously activity against government in the Abkamari district, they giving up violence and joined government.
According to the source, they surrendered their 18 heavy and light weapons to government.
It is being said that from beginning of peace program in Badghis till now, 1400 armed Taliban were joined government.

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:01

Voters, registration process instigated

Thursday May 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Officials of Independent Election Commissions of Afghanistan (IEC) have announced instigation of voters, registration process in the country on Sunday. Talking on the topic, Noor Muhammad Noor a spokesman to Independent Election Commission  of Afghanistan IEC said that the commission has uphold all kinds of preparations to instigate registration process of the voters across the country and the materials needed for the process have also been dispatched to 34 provinces of the country and voter registration process will continued two weeks before the time line of the polling and asked eligible individuals to register their names and participate in the national process. Nationals of the country could receive voting cards on daily bases from the 41 voters registration centers across the country from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and recent reports show that daily hundreds of volunteers consult these centers to register their names and receive voting cards, said Noor Muhammad Noor, spokesman of independent election commission of Afghanistan, adding that the eligible voters may receive these cards on showing their passports , driving license , national identity cards that could approve their identify and eligibility for casting their ballots in the upcoming presidential and provincial councils , elections . Noor expressed optimism over transparency of the elections and said that all possible measures have been taken to prevent riggings and frauds in the polling process. Meanwhile , people of Afghanistan have also concern over some remote regions where access of the people to polling stations were very difficult , but officials of independent election commission of Afghanistan have announced that people living in remote regions may register their names in center of the districts.
Noor Muhammad Noor also pinned towards public apprehensions over insecurity in some areas of the country and said sufficient measures have been taken by the security institutions of the country to provide full proof security to the voters. Meanwhile, security organs of the country have announced that comprehensive security plans have been formulated to ensure safety of the voters in the elections process. Commenting on the topic, Sidiq Sidiqi a spokesman to the ministry of interior of Afghanistan said that security institutions of the country are jointly working these days to provide better security to nationals of the country to cast their ballots in the elections. At the meantime, a number of political commentators have said that if the commission ensures on time distribution of the voting cards to the people, then we can expect something fruitful from the elections in 2014. Commenting on the polling process, political analyst Syed Najibullah Mohamood said that distribution of voting cards to the people may have productive impacts on holding of free, fair and transparent elections and it also support the election commission to halt rigging in the poll and asked the govt to devise strategic and comprehensive security measures for providing full proof security to the nationals of the country to cast ballots in the polling process so that Afghanistan successfully conduct its first peaceful transition of political power and prove to the world that it was one of the greatest nations on earth. At the same time, nationals of the country believe that holding of free, legitimate and transparent elections would lead the war –devastated country towards socioeconomic progress and social segments maintain national obligations to contribute according to their potentials in decision making of the country including the presidential elections and by casting their votes to the honest and patriotic candidates move the country forwards towards development so that evil designs of the enemy is also foiled.
Talking on the election process, local resident Ms. Farazana said  that holding of the elections has major significance to the Afghan nation and the govt of Afghanistan like rest of the patriotic governments of the world should from professional security plan to smash out war culprits that intends to sabotage the elections through implementing and conducting their terror plots and insurgency. This came after the previous elections followed major controversies after the opposition parties blamed the government of rigging in the polling process and the upcoming elections which coincides withdraw of international troops and completion of security transition process has major impacts on future of Afghanistan and all parties including government of Afghanistan and international community are obliged to support the oppress people of Afghanistan to commute towards the poll under peaceful environment .

Thursday May 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA)   We believe on balloons, the slogan which is chanted by the Afghan youth mainly the artist and by distributing nearly 10, 000 pink balloons these youths strived to convey the message of peace, love and brotherhood to the residents of the capital city so that the people are persuaded to collectively denounce violence and lead this country towards sustainable peace and tranquility. Commenting on peace campaign , Khalid Ahmad Diyani organizer of the program told media that main purpose of the initiative was to convey the message of peace and love to the residents of Kabul and each of one of the balloons have something to say including its pink color . Another participant Zubaida Akbari said that the pink color was selected to support gender equality and the women and one of the main aspects of the initiative was to enhance public awareness regarding the fundamental and humanitarian rights of the women in a male dominated society like Afghanistan and added that each balloon has a message which is the message of peace and brotherhood. The   campaign participants entered in congested public sites to distribute these pink color balloons to at least 10 thousand people in capital city Kabul while the city witnessed couple of terror assaults days before. A campaign participant Ms. Parwin said that we have imitated this walk to convey peace message to the people and we hope that durable peace and security are restored in the war stricken country soon. Local resident Indris said that we want peace and stability to be resorted in the country because in the country because the people of Afghanistan are now tried of war and bloodsheds. Initially, the campaign was launched by a Colombian youth and the main aim of the campaign in Kabul was to enhance public awareness regarding significance of peace in capital Kabul. The Colombian youth said that the main aim of the move is to promote unity among the people of the world and prevent ethnic, color, race, gender and ethical discriminations among the people. It’s said that initially the campaign was launched in various countries of the world same as India, Colombia and Japan and later on the initiative conducted in the United States, Belgium , Colombia , but in Afghanistan the campaign launched at a time after capital Kabul witnessed series of explosions and suicide attacks by the terrorist organizations which are being formulated and designed in neighboring  Pakistan .At the meantime , the UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon strongly condemned  the suicide attacks in Kabul and analysts emphasize on collective efforts to combat the humiliated phenomena of terrorism from the world as fundamentalism and extremism strongly threaten global security. Political commentators and security analysts believe that the enemies of Afghanistan are trying to sabotage peace restoration in the country and there is need for collective efforts of the people and government to combat the menace effectively so that the people of Afghanistan get rid of the oppressions and breathe in peaceful environment. Afghanistan extremely requires longstanding peace and security in the view of current circumstances and all political factions should strive to seek settlements to their issues and differences through legal and civilized ways so that evil intentions of the enemies are foiled

Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:00

3 Taliban mine planters killed

 Thursday, May 30, 2013
Farah (BNA) a security in charge of Farah reported from killing of three Taliban mine planters.
The mine planters were killed last night in Anardara district.
Abdul Rahman Zhwandou spokesman governor of Farah said BNA, three armed Taliban wanted to plant various anti-vehicle mines along the road of Anardara district; the mine exploded and killed them.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Farah (BNA) three civilians were martyred and two others wounded in explosion of a roadside mine in Farah province yesterday.
Abdul Rahman Zhwandou spokesman governor of Farah said BNA, the incident occurred in the relevant areas of Khak-e-Safeed district when a police vehicle hit a roadside mine, as a result of which three civilians were martyred and two others wounded. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  14 Taliban and member of Haqani network were killed in a series operations  by Afghan and NATO forces in the country.
Three local commanders of Taliban and 2 organizers of terrorist attacks of Haqani network were among the killed insurgents.
BNA quoting NATO reports, the insurgent’s came under attack by Afghan and NATO forces in different parts of Khost, Logar, Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Urozgan provinces and killed.
According to NATO the three commanders targeted by Afghan and NATO forces while organizing of terrorist attacks and lost their lives.
In these operations, 14 Taliban and member of Haqani network were killed.
Meanwhile, NATO reported from arresting of 4 insurgents during the two operations in Kandahar and Zabul provinces.
NATO said, these forces also seized three weapons depots.
It should be said that tens of weapons and hundreds kg of explosives and narcotic were seized from these depots.