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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:48

Nine ISIS Surrenders to Government in Kunar

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Asadabad (BNA) Nine ISIS loyalists in Kunar abandoned the devastating war and advanced to peace process.
The ISIS loyalists have been activated against government in some parts of Manogi district.
The ISIS fighters apologized what they have done in the past to destroy the country and bloodshed, said they would then contribute to rebuilding and securing in Afghanistan.
Selab army corps in east of the country with releasing a statement said, the ISIS also handed over nine of their light weapons to government.
Six other ISIS fighters surrendered to government in Kunar at least a week ago.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:47

Men Lost Their Lives in Traffic Accident

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Sheberghan (BNA) Two men were martyred and seven others have been injured in a traffic accident in Jawzjan.
Fareed Azizi public health deputy of Jawzjan told BNA, the event took place in 4 kilometers of Sheberghan city when a vehicle collided with a crowd.
In the event, two men were lost their lives and sever others including driver were injured, the injured were shifted to provincial hospital of Jawzjan and the health condition of three injured reported critical.
Traffic head of Jawzjan security commandment cited the existence of snow on the road and the driver’s inattention and high speed as the reason for the incident.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:45

Blasts Took the Lives of Two Children

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Sheberghan (BNA) Two children were lost their lives in two subsequent explosions in Mazar-e-Sharif this morning
Eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident told BNA local correspondent, two subsequent explosions occurred in 9th precinct of Mazar-e-Sharif the capital of the province, in which two children were lost their lives and eight other people have been injured.
Houses close to the blast sites are also said to have been damaged.
Local officials have not commented on the matter so far, and no individuals or group has claimed the responsibility of the blasts.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the meeting of council of minister’s economic committee was held yesterday at Sapidar palace.
In the meeting, National Environment Protection Authority reported of recent steps taken for prevention of air pollution in Kabul city.  Based on the report, efforts towards reduction of air pollution in Kabul city have increased during the past three weeks and the process was underway.
According to NEPA, fuel system of 218 addresses including buildings and townships, brick companies, government institutions and manufacturing companies have been seriously monitored and assess and awareness as well as consequences of air pollution and delivering mechanisms for prevention of increasing air pollution are underway.
After hearing the report, the country’s chief executive Dr, Abdullah Abdullah said efforts for counter increasing air pollution should not be stopped by starting snowfalls in the country, but it should be used as an opportunity.
Afterwards, the ministry of commerce and industry shared the causes of high price of domestic products to participants in the meeting.
Based on the report, high transportation expenses, lack of power and energy for manufacturing companies, lack of awareness of the companies of international standards, lack of necessary raw materials in manufacturing companies, lack of stability and balance in exchanging Afghani currency, bureaucracy in government institutions and lack of workers and experienced personnel are the most significant factors of increasing the price of domestic products.
Chief executive said that part of the mentioned factors had connection to general situation of Afghanistan, but transportation problems, bureaucracy and corruption in government institutions should not stop economic development of the country, asking for addressing the problems in this regard.
The country’s chief executive instructed relevant institutions to include the respective issues in the meeting of execution enduring development committee to address each one separately.  Regarding report of the ministry of agriculture, livestock and irrigation, chief executive said India has promised to provide 75,000 tons wheat in assistance to Afghanistan, but it has not been implemented so far, asking the ministry to pave the way for receiving the assistance as soon as possible.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Idrees Zaman met with the Chargé d'affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul, Karen B Decker, here yesterday morning, a MoFA statement said.
At the outset, US embassy Charge d’affairs conveyed the condolence message of the government and the people of the United States to Minister Zaman for the death of the 13 Afghan citizens who lost their lives in the recent tragedy of Ukrainian airplane PS752 crash in Tehran, the statement added.
The two sides also exchanged views on a range of issues, including peace, presidential election as well as recent developments in the region, according to the statement.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Efforts to reduce violence will have an impact on lives of all Afghans, NATO's senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, Nicholas Kay, said on Sunday.
Kay said this when asked for a comment on a statement from Afghan presidential spokesman, which stressed on ceasefire as precondition to peace talks and rejected violence reduction. “Efforts to reduce violence will have an impact on lives of all Afghans, but specifics of an agreement will be for the parties to agree,” Kay said on Twitter.
“We must be patient as these trust-building measures are worked out,” Kay said. “We look forward to firm and credible guarantees from the Taliban for peace.”
The envoy said that NATO supports US-Taliban talks, but noted that real peace will come from an intra-Afghan agreement that preserves the rights and freedoms Afghans have enjoyed for the last 18 years.
He said that NATO presence in Afghanistan is based on needs of the Afghan forces and it will be determined by allies and conditions on the ground. “Violence has to reduce as a first step to make way for peace,” Kay said.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Addressing 11th convocation ceremony at the Police National Academy also known as Shaheed General Raziq here in Kabul on Monday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and supreme commander of the armed forces said no one was allowed to interfere in Police affairs, saying meddling in Ministry of Interior Affairs should be zero.
Emphasizing on government’s full support of Police forces and determination for implementation of law, the president said Police should ensure citizens’ rights, adding officials should do more to provide an atmosphere free of discrimination, mistrust and corruption within the academy, the statement form the presidential press office quoted him as saying.
The president went on saying that the country’s national police, who had to fought insurgents in last eighteen years, needed to be returned back to their primary task, which is implementation of law, according to the statement.
Congratulating graduation of 455 police officers from National Police Academy, the president called them symbol of national unity who defend the soil till last drop of their bloods. “We are committed to address the families of martyrs. Our police while accepting martyrdom, have proved that they have strong Islamic and national morale”
Referring to measures to reduce crime in the capital city, acting minister of interior, Masoud Andrabi said that new anti-crime and working procedures for Police districts had been introduced, adding 400 individuals from MoI headquarter have been tasked to further strengthen Kabul's security plan.
The acting minister interior also outlined the functions and programs of the ministry in the areas of professionalization and training of the police, dealing with oppression, supporting the police and dealing with the families of police martyrs, the statement added.
The ceremony ended with conferring five state medals of Mir Bacha Khan Masjidi for top five police officers of the 11th round of convocation of the Police Academy.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:39

Taliban Suffered Casualties’ in Ghazni

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ghazni (BNA) Five Taliban rebels were killed in a clash by security troops in Ghazni last night.
Emal Momand acting spokesman for Thunder 203 army corps told BNA, the Taliban were killed in a conflict by security troops in Ander and Qarabagh district.
Two other rebels were also injured in the conflict, he added.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 07:38

ARCS Assist Deserved Families

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Asadabad (BNA) The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) assisted hundreds deserved and needy families in Kunar province.
The families were facing economic poverty, and some of them affected by floods and drought in the past.
Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) with releasing a statement said that in this round, rice, sugar, tea, salt, bean and ghee were distributed to 650 deserved families in some districts of Kunar province.
The society continues support to needy families in the country.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Aibak (BNA) Police of Samangan arrested four insurgents last night.
Mohammad Hashem Modaqiq governor for Hazrat Sultan district, told BNA, four insurgents including Abdul Jabar military in charge of Taliban for Koshenda district were killed in Afghan security forces operation in the mentioned district.
A corolla car and a Kalashnikov was also seized from the detainees.
The detainees have been surrendered for investigation to national security office of Samangan province.
T. Yarzada

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