22 July 2019

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Trenkot (BNA) Eleven Taliban motorcyclists were killed in a clash by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province last night.
The clash occurred in Dehrawod District while Afghan security forces targeted a group of Taliban motorcyclists.
ANA senior commander in south of the country told BNA, eleven Taliban insurgents were killed in the conflict.
The Taliban were suppressed while terrorist and destructive activities.
No harm and casualties incurred to security forces and civilians in the conflict.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:49

Air Raid of ASF on Taliban in Helmand

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) Fourteen armed Taliban were killed and six others were injured in recent air raids of Afghan security forces in Helmand province this morning.
The insurgents were suppressed in parts of Gereshk and Sangeen Districts.
ANA senior commander in south of the country told BNA, in the raid, 14 armed Taliban were killed and six others have been wounded.
According to reports, two strongholds of the Taliban with all war equipment have been destroyed.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Helmand province.
Security officials with collaboration of people discovered and neutralized eight mines from busy roads of the province and prevented from deadly event.
Local official blamed Taliban for the mine planting.
Taliban mostly plant bombs and mines in busy roads of the province, which victimized civilians.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 21 July 2019 06:36


Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The persistent tension and crisis in Afghanistan and in the region is a part of Pakistan intelligence services strategy and Taliban have been used for killing Afghans and destruction of their homeland.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Qandahar police office was the scene of a terrorist attack. The attack which started with a suicide attack and assault of several armed people 12 people lost their lives and 90 injured. The majority of victims and injured were civilians. Taliban have claimed the responsibility of the attack.
The president’s office publishing a newsletter condemning the attack has said that the Taliban’s intention is continuing war and slaughtering civilians.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has said, ( the Afghan government in compliance with decisions of Peace Grand Assembly said, ( Afghan government in compliance of peace grand assembly decisions carries out peace program, but Taliban committing this barbaric attack clearly showed that their intention is continuing war, violence and killing civilians.
A day after this terrorist attack the national security department declared that it has strong documents that indicate that the terrorist attack was designed in a terrorist center located in Chaman Pakistan area and managed and lead from there.
National security department has said that the terrorist attack was designed and lead by a man named Mullah Agha from Pakistan and the details of its findings would make public very soon.
There are precise and credible documents that prove the Pakistani intelligence services, army, politicians and religious parties. The Afghans not complain about what have been done by Pakistan but complain Taliban who consider themselves Afghans and protectors of Afghans’ interests obeying Pakistan command kill their own people and destroy their own homeland.
Unfortunately, Taliban have claimed the responsibility of all terrorist attacks. This indicates that they are just putting in practice what been instructed by Pakistan.
Therefore, the statements of national security department are completely correct that says, (Taliban are fighting for the interests of others and their activities are leading from abroad.)
Taliban in seven rounds of negotiations with America have showed their priority withdrawal American forces from Afghanistan while themselves kill their own people and destroy their own homeland for fulfilling the interests of foreigner.
The people say that in addition to that Taliban have caused the presence of foreign terrorists in the country, blaming the presence of foreign troops, kill their own people and destroy their own homeland. The people ask Taliban knowing these clear facts change their inhumane behavior and desist killing people and destroying the homeland.

Sunday July 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Gen. Kenneth Mckenzie, the Commander of the US General Command at presidential palace, BNA reported.
In the meeting, both sides discussed issues related to Afghanistan peace process, elections security and counter terrorism. Praising ANDSF for increasing combat capabilities, Gen. Mckenzie said that work of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in repulsing the spring operation of the Taliban group was appreciable, stressing on US continued cooperation with the ANDSF. President Ghani by praising the US for its commitments to cooperating with ANDSF and maintain security of Afghanistan elections said Afghan defense and security forces were fully ready to maintain the country’s presidential elections.
The country’s President said the Afghan defense and security forces would make further efforts towards maintaining security of the country’s presidential elections as they did during parliamentary elections. According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Norwegian Foreign Ministry’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan at presidential palace. In the meeting, President Ghani praised the Kingdom of Norway for its cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields. Both sides discussed role and support of Norway in Afghanistan peace process led and owned by Afghanistan government.

Intra-Afghan Talks to Begin Soon: President Ghani
Sunday July 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at an urban international symposium in Kabul on Saturday said that the intra-Afghan negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban will begin within the next few weeks, saying “Peace is our goal and we have a strong will for it”.
According to BNA report, President Ghani condemned a recent attack near the Kabul University on Friday and said that targeting Afghan civilians, universities and children means targeting the religion, civilization and national dignity of Afghanistan.
“Why are you targeting innocent civilians while negotiations will begin within the next few days or weeks?” President Ghani asked. He said that the Afghan government has not asked the Taliban to surrender, but it has asked them to talk. “We have not asked the Taliban to surrender; we asked for negotiations for an enduring peace. They should accept [the call for talks],” he said. Meanwhile, President Ghani said that a good order has been established in the country’s municipalities and that corruption has been removed from the institutions. He also said millions of dollars poured to Afghanistan, but nothing has been achieved. President Ghani said land grabbing is a crime and that “land grabbers” will be held accountable. “Thirteen thousand land grabbers have been recognized and all the lands grabbed by them will be recovered,” President Ghani added.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday met with the Commander of the US Central Command, Gen, Kenneth Mckenzie and  discussed the ongoing peace process, the upcoming presidential elections and regional issues, the CE office said in a statement.
Dr. Abdullah said Gen. Mckenzie’s visit to Kabul is a sign of “cooperation and friendship” between Afghanistan and the US “in the fight against common enemies and threats”.
CE Abdullah said the Afghan forces are defending their county against threats by terrorists and that they are supported by the Resolute Support forces in “certain areas”.
He said that the Taliban and other militant groups have failed in their bids to capture more areas and centers of provinces.  They have suffered heavy losses,” Dr. Abdullah added as quoted in the statement.
Chief executive said that he wants the attention of Afghanistan’s internarial allies in addressing the issue of terrorists’ safe havens.
In this meeting, Gen. Mckenzie assured the US forces continued support to the Afghan forces, the statement said.  The US general praised the improvement in the capacity of the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.
He said that he has also served in Afghanistan and that he appreciates the sacrifices of Afghan forces in the fight against terrorism.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Addressing a conference in Kabul, the second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh said Afghan government was welcoming regional and international support for peace, but that should not mean to undermine the last 18 years achievement.
Speaking to inauguration session of the ‘Maihan Literacy Caravan’ program at council of ministers’ palace, VP Danesh said government and people of Afghanistan were the main side of peace process, as they have been giving sacrifices along the way.
“If Taliban think that they will win through peace with USA that would be only a dream for them.  It they don’t stop war and do not accept direct talks with Afghan government, then their calls for peace is only to deceive public opinion,” he said.
Hinting to election as the key achievement of the democratic process and presidential system, the second vice president said peace was not meant to bypass the elections.
“All Afghans are now preparing to vote for the upcoming presidential elections and government as well as the electoral commissions have taken steps to hold timely presidential elections,” he told the participants.
Praising Ministry of Education’s programs for literacy, VP Danesh said government was responsible for capacity building in education sector, but all expectations shouldn’t be made from the ministry alone.
“Besides government, the private sector, Ulema, Masjids, cultural and religious centers, civil institutions and traders can play effective role for literacy in the country,” he added.
Minister of Refugees and Repatriates Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi and deputy minister of literacy for ministry of education Dr. Sardar Rahimi were among other speakers that delivered remarks on literacy importance, challenges and national programs for literacy.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdulllah Mohib, security leading sector’s meeting was held yesterday. 
In the meeting, overall security situation of Kabul city and all other provinces of the country was discussed and reviewed.
Participants in the meeting briefed related to ongoing operations in the country where enemies of peace and stability sustained heavy losses.
Meanwhile, overall security situation of Kabul city particularly security situation of those PDs where there were some concerns was discussed.
Relevant officials assured that a range of new steps have been taken and their positive results would be soon touchable.
National security advisor of the country asked relevant security organs that in addition to military operations, attention should be paid to disrupt and dismantle enemy plan that deliberately target innocent civilians.

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Shadow Governor of Taliban for Charboldak District, Balkh province were arrested with other four insurgents last night.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Shadow governor of Taliban with other four insurgents have been arrested in a clearing operation of security and defense forces from suburb of the mentioned district.
Numerous of weapons and war equipment were also seized in the operation, Rezaee added.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) Five civilians lost their lives in explosion of a mine planted by Taliban in Ghazni province.
Ahmad Khan Seerat spokesman for Ghazni security commandment told BNA, a vehicle carrying civilians hit a roadside mine planted by Taliban in Band-e-Perka, Khogyani District of that province.
T. Yarzada

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