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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:36

Taliban Rebels Killed in Faryab Battles

Maimana (BNA) ten armed Taliban rebels were killed in a clash by security forces in Faryab province this morning.

The Taliban were targeted in Qaisar and Ghormach districts.

A local police commander of Faryab province told BNA, the conflicts occurred while security forces stormed on two Taliban strongholds in Qaisar and Ghormach districts.

He added, in the conflicts, ten armed Taliban including two local commanders of them were killed.

It is mentionable that, no any harm and casualties sustained to security forces and residents in the clashes.  

Kabul (BNA) The recent terrorist incidents and claiming the responsibility by Taliban made some political figures to change their stance against Taliban and acknowledge that they are terrorists.

BNA reporter reporting the issue writes while during the last months and days some countries and domestic politicians due their own reasons and programs have tried to give Taliban a false identity, but the recent terrorist incidents that Taliban claimed their responsibility made them to acknowledge that they have made mistake in Taliban’s recognition.

Although everybody knows about savagery of Taliban against Afghan people, but certain countries because of their own reasons, programs and political games launched in the level of the region have found Taliban a proper power for achieving their heinous objectives in the region. Therefore, some people introduced Taliban as a political movement and some others as a reality in Afghan society and deliberately ignored their terrorist activities and even some called Taliban a reality of Afghan society and called them dissident brothers.

Afghan political experts believe that these foreign countries and certain domestic circles giving Taliban false tittles were following their own objectives and programs and Taliban in their part use the situation in to their own benefit. However, the tragic terrorist incidents in Afghanistan such as suicide attack on a hospital or on a mosque, claimed their responsibilities by Taliban left no room for the sympathizers of Taliban but to confess of their being terrorists.

Taliban by committing such heinous crimes not only became more isolated but also made their supporters to acknowledge that made a mistake in recognizing Taliban. Now they confess that Taliban are nothing but a terrorist group and are not in a situation to call them a political group.

Political experts say that Taliban committing such terrorist crimes are not a political movement any more. The people who still insist and know Taliban as political group either they not know the real nature of Taliban or deliberately ignore the crimes committed by this terrorist group. This attitude could be a severe and deadly blow not only against Afghan people but also against the entire humanity.

Terror, carrying suicide attacks, and killing people are the peculiarities of Taliban. Therefore, no one should expect political, civil, and human activities from this notorious group. It is to the humanity as a whole to fight this evil group to the end and rescue humankind from evil of them.

Investment on such extremist and backward group would be nothing but a mistake and self- delusion, as some politicians have acknowledged to such a mistake. 

 

Kabul (BNA)  At least 80 Daesh militants including foreign fighters were killed and six others were wounded in Afghan forces airstrikes in Ghor and Nangarhar provinces in the past 48 hours, the ministry of defense said early Monday.

According to the MoD 10 Daesh militants were targeted in Afghan airstrikes in Ghor provinces and their hideouts were destroyed.

The ministry said that 70 other Daesh militants were killed in Afghan airstrikes in Achin and Haska Mena districts of Nangarhar province and their six hideouts were destroyed in the airstrike.

Kabul (BNA) A suicide car bomb attack has taken place close to a military in Southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the incident took place close to the Campaign military camp.

MoI acting spokesman Najib Danish said the incident took place around 1 pm local time after a car bomb was detonated near the base.

In the meantime, the provincial public health officials are saying a minor child who sustained injuries in the attack has been shifted to the city hospital for the treatment.

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday accepted resignation of defense minister and chief of army staff after Shaheen 209 military corps’ deadly attack, the presidential palace statement said.

The decision came at a high-level security meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and attended by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar and the outgoing defense minister and chief of army staff.

The security situation of the country was discussed and options for the development and empowerment of security forces were explored at the meeting, statement from the Presidential Palace added.

Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim tendered their resignations, thanking the leadership of the national unity government for their support.  They, however, offered to serve the government in the future in case of need.

The president hailed the services of the defense minister and the chief of army staff, calling them the loyal sons of the soil.  The president said qualified and deserving individuals would be appointed as their replacements soon.

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday approved the replacement of four corps commanders and appointments of their successors, a Presidential statement said.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) suggested the replacements and appointments to the president for stability and better law enforcement, the statement added.

Infantry Brig. Gen. Amanullah, commander of the 207 Zafar Military Corps, was replaced to the 209 Shaheen Corps.  Promoted as lieutenant General, he replaced Maj.  Gen, Mohmand.

Maj. Gen. Mohmand, the commander of the 209 Shaheen Military Corps, has been appointed to head the cadre and personnel office of the chief of army staff.

Lt. Gen. Amanullah, commander of the 207 Zafar Military Corps, has been replaced by Brig. Gen. Mohammad Naser, commander of the 1st Brigade of 203 Thunder Military Corps.  Naser has been elevated to the rank of lieutenant-general.

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Daud Abdul Rahimzai, one of The Kabul Times top journalists, died Monday morning due to heart attack at age 57 in Kabul.

The deceased Abdul Rahimzai had worked as a journalist at The Kabul Times for the past 35 years.

In funeral ceremony held yesterday in Qala-e-Kashif of Kabul city, Editor of Chief of The Kabul Times, Hamidullah Arifi spoke and called Daud Abdul Rahimzai as a successful journalist, adding that the deceased had been an experienced journalist who carried out his duty with full honesty, therefore, his works were appreciated.

Meanwhile, leading body of Ministry of Information and Culture and Afghanistan’s High Journalists Council extended condolences over surprised death of Daud Abdul Rahimzai, considered his death as loss to media and wished the deceased paradise and patience to his family and remained.

It is worth mentioning that the deceased praying ceremony will be held today by the deceased family, Ministry of Information and Culture and Afghanistan High Journalists Council at Shir Shah Soori mosque from 13:00- 15:30 in Kabul.  

Kabul (BNA)  A number of members of Afghanistan book-sellers and publishers in a meeting with deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture enumerated paying double tax, lack of market and lack of a proper place for holding book exhibition as main problems facing the country’s book-sellers and publishers.

Afterwards, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture promised cooperation for addressing part of their problems, saying that the World Book Day would be soon commemorated and asked Afghanistan book-sellers and publishers to have full preparation in this regard.  

Kabul (BNA)  Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with US commander of central command Gen. Joseph L. Votel and accompanying delegation here yesterday, a statement said.

According to the chief executive press office, Gen. Joseph condoled the death of Afghan security forces in Shaheen 209 corps attack, emphasizing on joint cooperation of the two countries’ forces in war on terror.

Pointing to President Trump’s policy of Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph said his president was interest on Afghan issues and was following the incidents respectively.

Welcoming Gen. Joseph, Dr. Abdullah emphasized on joint cooperation of the two countries’ armies in term of security and military.  He also emphasized on further military cooperation between the two counties. 

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the national procurement commission’s session was held Sunday evening in which five contracts worth 5.5 billion AFG were approved.

Contract for providing fuel to chief executive and general attorney offices, feasibility study and master plan for development central and trading areas in 1st PD of Kabul city relating to Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA), Kunduz and Takhar’s Archi and Shahrawan canals reconstruction project relating to ministry of water and energy and required foodstuffs contract for directorates of orphanages and kindergartens relating to ministry of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disabled.  National procurement commission rejected construction project of Asan Khedmat Authority’s building relating to ministry of finance and it was decided that the project should be put for bidding again.

In the session, related project to CRIDA was discussed and was approved by the commission for significance of the project.

After overall discussions in connection with project of ministry of water and energy, it was decided that the previous contractor who was committed to violation should soon be introduced to national procurement commission’s office in order to be deprived of the contract.

The session also discussed third phase of Kamal Khan dam project and asserted that work on the project was key based on current circumstances.

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