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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 05:53

Air & Ground Raids Leaves 28 Rebels Dead

Tuesday October 22, 2019
PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) At least 28 anti-government militias were killed during air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan security forces in northern Baghlan province.
Col. Mohammad Wais Samimi police chief of Baghlan told BNA correspondent, the insurgents have been targeted in Dand Ghori, Dand Shahabuddin, Kelagi regions of Pul-e-Khumri city the provincial capital of the province.
Mawlavi Haji Khan in-charge of military commission for Taliban group in Dand Ghori, Mawlavi Anwar shadow judge of Taliban, Eng. Sour Gul a top leader of Taliban, Sayed Mohammad known as Eisa Khail, Mawlavi Mukhlis and two foreign citizens were among the dead, Samimi added.
More than 30 armed oppositions including Qari Bakhtuyar so-called deputy governor of Taliban for Baghlan province were wounded during the assaults, Samimi further added.
Meanwhile, 75 round of different type of mines have been discovered and naturalized during the raids, Samimi concluded.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met US Defense Secretary Mark Esper here in his office on Sunday night, a presidential statement said, adding both sides discussed security issues, fighting terrorism and supporting the Afghan security forces.
According to the statement, the two sides discussed security issues in the country, the region and the world at large, the war on terror, financing and equipping the Afghan forces.
Esper extended deep condolences on behalf of the US over the deadly bomb blast in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province.  The visiting American dignitary also commended the successful conduct of the presidential ballot on September 28.
President Ghazni welcomed Esper and talked about efforts to banish administrative corruption and the measures his government had taken to improve governance.
Both sides discussed peace efforts and the regional situation, the statement from Presidential press office said.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Idrees Zaman met with the Charge d’ affaires of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kabul, Charistoph Peleikis here in his office yesterday, a MoFA statement said.
At the outset, the two sides discussed recent developments related to the presidential elections and the peace process.
Peleikis briefed Deputy Minister Zaman on his engagements with the Afghan authorities to discuss ways the German government can contribute to the processes.  Peleikis informed the Deputy Foreign Minister of a new extensive program designed for diplomats stationed in Berlin, the statement added.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  A special combat unit of Afghan security forces has started operation to stabilize Afghanistan’s war-ravaged provinces involving a major gas pipeline project, an official said Monday.
Construction work of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project in Afghan territory was inaugurated in February 2018.
However, less works has been done in Afghanistan terrain so far as security issue over the construction and maintenance of the line has remained big concerns.
“The formation of the  new security unit is part of government efforts to provide security for the Highway One crossing from Delaram district, Nimroz province to Maiwand district, Kandahar province onward to Greshk district in the neighboring Helmand province,” Omar Zwak, Helmand provincial government spokesman said.
The TAPI pipeline is expected to pass through five Afghan provinces, namely Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Helmand and Kandahar.  “The 700 member combat unit, tasked to provide security for TAPI project, was formed two months ago, but the unit started operation a couple of days ago, “Zwak added.
The official noted that “although, work on the TAPI project has not still practically started, the unit has begun the hard-duty and already managed to ensure enormous change in the security of most parts of Helmand province.”
The project will transfer the natural gas of Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan.  The TAPI pipeline project, which was expected to be completed by 2019, was inaugurated by leaders of the four involving countries in January 2016.
The project work on the Turkmenistan section has reportedly been completed, but on its section of Afghanistan it failed, due to rising insecurity.
“In the past, scattered conflict have erupted along the highway between the two provinces, in the south but the situation has now changed since the formation and deployment of the rapid reaction unit,” said the official.
TAPI project, according to officials, would transport 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Galkynysh gas reserve of Turkmenistan annually along the 1,800 km-long route to Fazilka near the border with Pakistan in northern India.
Afghanistan would earn 500 million U.S. dollars as royalty each year from TAPI project, according to Afghan officials.
According to Afghan observers, implementation of TAPI project would also provide job opportunities for more than 10,000 people in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) Dozens people have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Nangarhar province.
The people have been arrested in clearing operation conducted by security forces from Jalalabad and number of districts of that province.
General Abdul Raqib Mobarez police official of Nangarhar in an interview with BNA correspondent said, the security officials arrested the people on drug trafficking from different parts of Nangarhar province during the last month.
According to reports, these people smuggled most drugs into Marco bazaar in Nangarhar province or Pakistan, which were arrested by police forces.
The detainees were referred to justice and judicial organs, he added.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Charikar (BNA) A police special contingent officer was martyred in explosion of a mine which was planted by insurgents in his vehicle in Parwan province yesterday.
Waheed Shahkar spokesman for Parwan governor told BNA, the event occurred in Bayan Bala region, center of Parwan province.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Sheberghan (BNA) With launching work of four public utility projects, living facilities will be provided for 500 families in Jawzjan province.
According to BNA correspondent, the projects include, digging of water wells, creation of irrigational networks, gravelling roads and construction of a park for children that 500 families will be benefited from facilities of the projects.
The projects are funded by the UNHCR.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 05:41

Armed Terrorists Killed in Zabul Conflict

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Qalat (BNA) Six armed terrorists were killed in a conflict by security forces in Zabul province last night.
The insurgents were killed while wanted to plant a mine on a main road in Shahjou District.
ANA senior commander of Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, six armed terrorists were killed in the clash.
No harm and losses sustained to security forces and civilians in the clash.
Likewise, four armed terrorists were injured in an air strike in their strongholds in Shenki district, Zabul province.
A hideout of Taliban with all war equipment has been demolished in the raid.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Mazar-e-Shrif (BNA) As a result of a clash between Taliban and security forces in Balkh province a Taliban insurgent was killed and two others were injured.
Police spokesman of Balkh told BNA, armed Taliban stormed on a police checkpoint in Jou Arlek village, Charboldak District, Balkh province, which was faced with sever resistance of security forces, a Taliban insurgent was killed and two others including a local commander of them have been injured.
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Sheberghan (BNA) Ten armed Taliban were killed in Jawzjan province last night.
Police spokesman of Jawzjan told BNA, ten armed Taliban were killed and five others have been injured in air strikes of security troops in outskirt of Darzab District.
Six different types of vehicles, five motorbikes and a Dahshakah shell were destroyed in the strikes, said the source.
T. Yarzada

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