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Tuesday March 19, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (BNA) At least six members of Taliban terrorist group were killed during a military operation carried out by Afghan Commando Forces in vicinity of Ghazni province.
Col. Abdul Qayoum Nooristani in-charge of press office in army corps special operation told BNA correspondent, the military operation have launched by Afghan Commando Forces to suppress armed oppositions and ensure peace and security in Salakhkhail village, Moqur district of the province.
A mine making factory, some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions, two motorcycles and four computers belonged to the terrorists have been destroyed following the military operation, Nooristani added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan notched a historic maiden win in only their second Test match when they defeated Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off Test on Monday.
Needing a further 118 runs, Rahmat Shah scored his second half century of the match and Ihsanullah Janat made a fifty in his debut Test as Afghanistan reached 3-149 just before lunch on the fourth day. Shah, who missed out on the century in the first innings before falling for 98, played another splendid knock of 76 with 13 fours before he got stumped when Afghanistan required only three runs for victory.
“It was our dream to play test cricket and today we won a test match so I am very happy for Afghanistan and its people,” Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan said. “I want to give credit to the bowlers, especially, Rashid Khan, Waqar (Salamkheil), Yamin (Ahmadzai) and (Mohammad) Nabi because the wicket was good for batting.” Leg spinner Rashid claimed the match haul of 7-102 and played the Test while nursing his injured spinning finger. Janat was equally good in scoring unbeaten 65 off 129 balls as both batsmen dominated Ireland bowling with attacking shots during their 139-run match- winning stand.
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Tuesday March 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer Imran Khan on Monday heaped praises on the Afghanistan cricket team for registering its maiden win in the Test format after defeating Ireland in the one-off match. "Congratulations to Afghanistan on their team's first ever win in test cricket. The Afghan cricketers have achieved amazing successes in such a short period of their exposure to international cricket," Khan tweeted. Afghanistan clinched their maiden Test victory by seven wickets against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uttarakhand's capital Dehradun on Monday.
Rahmat Shah scored a 122-ball 76 and Ishanullah Janat played an unbeaten knock of 65 off 129 balls as Afghanistan notched up a 147-run target on the fourth morning of the one-off Test match. Ireland began the day in the hope of picking up a couple of early wickets. However, Afghanistan batsmen were well-prepared to handle. The duo of Shah and Janat kept the boundaries flowing and it did not take long for them to reach their respective half-centuries. First, Shah crossed the fifty-run mark with a boundary off George Dockrell. Janat followed Shah as he hit two boundaries and a six to reach his half-century. Both the batsmen crossed the 100-run partnership with Afghanistan needing just 32 runs to seal the deal. Unfortunately, the stand was broken and two wickets were lost - Shah was stumped off James Cameron-Dow's delivery and Mohammad Nabi was run-out - when Afghanistan needed just three runs to win.
With Janat and Hashmatullah Shahidi in the middle, the latter found the fence off Cameron-Dow, and history was made. An elated Afghan skipper Asghar Afghan said that the victory made his team happy and was a historic day for Afghanistan. “Happy for today, it is a very historic day for Afghanistan, for Afghanistan people, for our team, for our cricket board. We are very happy. When [we play] a lot of Test matches, we mature. Nowadays, we are playing a lot in Afghanistan first-class cricket. Before, it was three-day, two-day cricket. Now we are playing first-class cricket," International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Afghan as saying.
ANINEWS
 

Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) An unmanned aircraft belonged to coalition forces has smashed in central Parwan province yesterday.
Abdul Shakor Qudosi district governor of Bagram told, the drone has collapsed in Barik Aab region, Bagram district of the province.
The small drone has smashed due to technical problems in the area, Qudosi added.
Coalition troops said nothing about the incident so far.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) A senior commander of Taliban group, who killed two his family members was arrested by Afghan security forces in western Herat province.
Nasrat Rahimi acting spokesman of interior ministry told BNA correspondent, Amir Panj who had active role in terrorist and destructive activities was arrested in relevant areas of Kashak Robat Sangi district of Herat province.
Amir Panj have killed his two members of family in Mashghi region, Kashak Robat Sangi district of the province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Local military officials in Badghis province reported from killing of 40 terrorists within the last days in Bala Murghab district of the province.
Jamshid Shahabi spokesman of Badghis governor told BNA correspondent, the militants were killed during air and ground operations launched by Afghan security forces in Bala Murghab district of the province.
Numerous terrorists have wounded and dozens other were forced to flee from the area, Shahabi added.
Unfortunately, 15 Afghan security forces were martyred and 20 more were wounded within the last one week, Shahabi further added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Military committee’s in-charge of Taliban group along with his three men were arrested in central Logar province.
Col. Abdul Qayoum Nooristani in-charge of press office in army corps special operation told BNA, Najib known as Istanekzai responsible for Taliban military committee along with his three men have been detained during a military operation conducted by Afghan Commando Forces in Azbak region, Baraki Barak district of the province.
Some heavy and light weapons have been seized and Azbak village have been cleared from being of anti-government militias during the military operation, Nooristani added.
According to another report, two Taliban militants were killed during air attack carried out by Afghan air forces in Logar province yesterday.
The Taliban fighters while were riding motorcycle have been targeted and killed by Afghan air forces in Dehno village, Mohammad Agha district of the province, Shah Poor Ahmadi spokesman of police chief in Logar reported.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, 18 March 2019 11:25

Straggle against Terrorism Is a Need

Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Threat of terrorism is the mean reason for the presence of international coalition forces in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of those forces should be done after precise study and evaluation of situation.
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Zalmay Khalilzad US special envoy for Afghanistan has lately pointed out, “We the international coalition have come to Afghanistan to fight terrorism. If there would be a need we leave this country, if Taliban want to negotiate, we also want to talk with them to ensure peace and if they want to continue fighting we fight against them,”
Khalilzad showing reaction to the recent developments has expressed the above statements.
A number of Afghan politicians and the international supporters of this country claim that the process of negotiation between US and Taliban is vague, Americans, Taliban and their friends and supporters are aware from the process but Afghan government knows nothing about the process. That is in reality ignoring the Afghans’ rights.  
According to Afghans, point of view holding negotiations a reasonable way for overcoming the problems and everybody prefers it, but when the issue such as counter terrorism struggle and the pullout of foreign forces and in general the issue of peace and war presented, Afghan people have the right to know about the process of peace and its developments and if the issue of withdrawal of foreign forces come the field, the international coalition forces should respond with high responsibility.
Whether the threats existed 18 years ago removed or still remained as before? Whether the international coalitions have reached their objectives this is curbing Taliban in Afghanistan and in the region?
From Afghans view point the current situation is more dangerous than before and our people have sacrificed in struggle against terrorism than any other countries of the world.
If earlier to 18 years ago, there were talking about Al Qaeda activities, today IS, Taliban, Buko Harm, narcotic drugs mafia and other extremist parties have emerged in Pakistan, central Asian countries and other countries. If earlier to 18 years ago, the people were talking about struggling about a certain group of terrorism, but today the people have to fight against several terrorist groups. When certain people talking about the massive withdrawal of coalition forces from the country, do they the authorities of those force know about the current situation and are they ready for leaving the country?
The issue pullout of foreign forces from Afghanistan is raised in a time, western and American newspapers and American authorities have repeatedly said that they can’t trust Taliban because the group is under the influence of extremist groups of the region.
Our people insist on withdrawal of coalition forces from country with considering their responsibilities. Therefore, one who accepts responsibility should not say the words that increase the moral of oppositions and terrorist groups. It would be better for Afghans and Americans to honor the soul of their sons who have lost their lives in battle against terrorism.
 

Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf leading a high-level delegation left Kabul for Abu Dhabi here yesterday, BNA reported.
Upon his arrival, President Ghani was received by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates’Armed Forces. The President was accorded an official reception where the national anthems of the two countries were played, and a 21-gun salute was fired in honor of the president. Following the ceremony, the President was welcomed by UAE Sheikhs, Ministers and senior officials. UAE’s Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed also greeted members of the Afghan delegation accompanying President Ghani.
The two sides discussed bilateral ties and enhancing the relations considering the two countries national interests, the statement added. Sheikh Zayed said his country was supporting Afghanistan’s sustainable development and economic growth, adding UAE was saddened by the recent floods that affected hundreds of people and pledged that his country would extend support to the affected families. Meanwhile President Ghani praised UAE support of Afghanistan and emphasized on utilizing the successful experiences of the country in development affairs. Thanking the country’s generous and development assistance, president Ghani congratulated UAE for hosting the 2019 special Olympic games. Hinting to peace process, the president emphasized on UAE’s key role in the process. Pointing to terrorists’ attacks, the two leaders reiterated their commitments in war on terror.
President Ghani thanked UAE’s extension of cooperation, in particular building the capacity of the country in fight against terrorism. The two sides also discussed enhancing bilateral and trade ties, where President Ghani and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have witnessed the signing of a number of Memorandum of Understandings, between the two countries in education, culture and sport sectors with the aim to promote and develop joint cooperation between the two countries. The MoUs signed by the two sides at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi cover areas of cultural cooperation, education, sports, mining, energy and agriculture, the presidential statement said. Mohammad Humayun Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of UAE signed four agreements on education, mining, energy, and sport cooperation. Meanwhile Qayoumi also signed an MoU on cultural cooperation alongside of Nourabint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and an agreement on agricultural cooperation with Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi of the UAE, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The president was accompanied by Fazel Fazli, senior Advisor to the President of Afghanistan; Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Advisor; Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure and Technology to the President of Afghanistan; Ajmal Ghani Ahmadzai, Advisor to the Afghan President; Nadima Sahar, Director-General of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Board of Afghanistan; Abdul Salam Rahimi, Chief of Staff of the Afghan President’s Office of Administrative Affairs; Haroon Chakhansuri, Deputy Chief of Staff and Spokesperson to the President of Afghanistan; Abdul Fareed Zakaria, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the UAE, and Suhrab Ahmed, Secretary of the Afghan President.
 

Monday March 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday met with a number of Indian traders at Sapidar Palace, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
After signing agreements with Afghan traders in a meeting held in Mumbai of India and attended by CE Abdullah, Indian traders came to Afghanistan to sign four contracts worth $12.5 mln with Afghan traders in terms of public health, establishing diagnostic clinics and training local cadres, according to the agency. The companies’ representatives thanked CE Abdullah, the government of Afghanistan and US administration for international development that paved the way for trade between the two countries’ traders. Welcoming the Indian traders, CE Abdullah appreciated their step on investment in public health sector in the country.

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