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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) The security forces killed at least 35 Taliban militants including many Pakistani nationals in South-eastern Ghazni province last night.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor told BNA, that the Special Forces conducted operations in Mangoor, Qarabaghi and Kala Ghach areas located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.
He added that the security forces killed at least 35 Taliban militants including 10 Pakistani nationals.
He said that the security forces also killed Mohammad Tahir Alias Khaksar and Omar Khalid, two local commanders of Taliban.
Meanwhile, the security forces killed Hemat, the leader in charge of the financial affairs of Taliban for Ghazni and Malang, the recruitment chief of the group.
The security forces also confiscated 12 Kalashnikov, 2 rocket launchers, a PK machine gun during the operation, he added.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday September 17, 2019
CHARIKAR CITY (BNA) More than 20 people were martyred and over 50 others were wounded following a blast that went off near the site of an election rally held by President Ghani in Charikar city the provincial capital of Parwan province.
According to BNA report, security officials in Parwan told the blast took place close to a presidential election rally belonged to President Ghani in Jangal Bagh region, Charikar city.
Eyewitnesses say, more than 20 civilians and security personnel were martyred and over 50 others were wounded following the blast.
Women and children are among the dead.
It has been said, President Ghani was present in the gathering while the blast occurred.
Military officials said nothing about the casualties of the incident.
No individual or group has commented regarding the blast so far.
M.A.Ansari

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                         78/75        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                           96/60       Afs
One Euro                                                           86/50       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/25      Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                     499       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                          1129       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                         06/90       Afs
Yarzada

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) Financial head of Baghlan security commandment was martyred in explosion of a magnetic mine this morning.
Colonel Naqibullah Yousofi head of Baghlan security commandment told BNA, Mohammad Ibrahim financial head of the commandment was martyred due to magnetic mine blast which was placed in his vehicle in Nawabad region, Pul-e-Khomri city.
A civilian was also injured in the event, said Yousofi.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as eleven armed oppositions have arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Laghman, Kunar and Nooristan provinces.
Senior commander of Sylab army corps in the east of the country told BNA, the arrested terrorists were busy on organizing terrorists and destructive activities in various parts of Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces. 
The insurgents in their primary investigations confessed that they carried out dozens terrorist activities in Laghman, Kunar and Nangarhar provinces.
We have ordered by a circle located in Pakistan to launch terrorist and destructive activities in eastern Afghanistan, the militants said.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired the Council of Ministers (CM) meeting here at the Sapidar Palace yesterday. According to BNA report, speaking in the last session of the council of ministers, the Chief Executive asked minister and representatives of independent organs to do more to provide services to the people. He also thanked Afghan forces’ braveries and heroism in war on terror and providing security across the country and asked them to be impartial in upcoming presidential elections. “I call for your attention to serve the people in the last days of the National Unity Government, which is the main responsibility of you all, with full impartiality and non-interference in the elections,” Dr. Abdullah said.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday blamed the Taliban for destroying the power pylons in Baghlan province which cut off Uzbekistan’s imported electricity to Kabul. “Unfortunately, the electricity pylons have been destroyed, affecting eleven provinces and the Taliban’s actions do not indicate that they have a strong intention for peace,” he added. Electric power imported from Uzbekistan was drastically cut in 11 Afghan provinces, including Kabul, after “Anti-government armed militants destroyed two powers pylons in the northern province of Baghlan,” according to a statement by the power supply company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat. The council of ministers meeting continued with reports of security organs and other activity reports of the ministries and independent organs with Dr. Abdullah emphasizing on accomplishment of given tasks on its due time.

Tuesday September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with leading body and members of the Chamber of Industries and Mines at the Presidential Palace late on Sunday night, BNA reported. The President congratulated the successful holding of election of board of directors and provincial board members for chamber of mines and industries, saying the chamber was the main partner of government. The President went on saying that all problems before industrialists would be addressed, adding Afghans won’t reach self-sufficiency without their active participation. The President also said that would classify Afghanistan into economic zones and the chamber of industries and mines would help economic growth.
The President also thanked the Afghan forces for retaking control of the Lapis mines in Badakhshan. Concluding his remarks, the President said Afghanistan producing 50 percent of steel and there has been eye-catching decrease in its import in the country. Meanwhile, acting minister of industry and commerce, Ajmal Ahmadi, briefed the session on election of the board of directors of chamber of mines and industries, saying 21 new members of board of directors and 78 provincial board members were selected. Hinting to importance of industry sector, the acting minister said the main reason behind selection of the board of directors and provincial board members were to ease economic growth in the country. Thanking President’s attention towards industry and commerce in the country, head of the chamber of industries and mines Sherbaz Kaminzada welcomed the reformation programs of the ministry of industry and commerce. He also enumerated a number of industrialists’ problems, including lack of land for Khost industrial park and electricity shortages in Kandahar, Nangarhar and Paktia industrial parks.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 06:48

Group of Taliban Fighters Joined Peace Process

Tuesday September 17, 2019
FAIZABAD CITY (BNA) A group of 23 fighters of Taliban put down their hand weapons and joined peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the Taliban members have joined peace process in Yamgan district of Badakhshan province.
Sultan Mohammad commander of the rebels shows his regret said after that I am trying to support Afghan security forces and joint reconstruction of the country.
Recently, presence of Taliban fighters have increased in various parts of Badakhshan province and within the last week about 100 members of the group have joined peace process.
M.A.Ansari

Tuesday September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Sardar Mohammad shadow district governor of Taliban for Kalakan district, Kabul province was arrested by Afghan security forces yesterday.
National Directorate Security (NDS) press office by releasing a statement issued that, Sardar Mohammad known as Mullah Sardar so-called district governor of Taliban for Kalakan district was arrested by NDS personnel in relevant areas of 8th PD Kabul city.
Shir Padeshah, Malik and Hasebullah three colleagues of Sardar Mohammad were arrested by NDS personnel as well.
The arrested persons were involved in dozens terrorist and destructive activities, rocket attack on Bagram airport and people harassment, the source added.
Taliban group said nothing about the event so far.
M.A.Ansari

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Public utility projects are a   national capital and a part of public ownership, damaging these projects is hostility to people and national capital.
BNA economic affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes, some days ago the lines of importing electricity from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have been cut off  by  damaging five pillars of electricity on high ways of Baghlan- Kunduz and Baghlan – Samangan. In this way including Kabul 9 southern and south eastern provinces are suffering from shortage of electricity or have no any electricity.
The destruction of electricity pillars has taken place in a time; US president has dispelled peace negotiation with Taliban and the Afghan government due increasing violence has suspended its elections programs and its peace endeavors.
Pursuing these measures, Taliban have increased violence and once again using old technics that are destruction of public utility projects and destruction of electric pillars on north high way is a part of those measures and efforts.
Many believe, if Taliban have cut off the electric lines for the residents of Kabul and nine other provinces in revenge of US president’s stance, Afghan people have never been engaged in negotiations between Taliban and Americans.  In those negotiations America was generally talking about the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan and its interests in general. In such a situation who do Taliban revenge from the Afghans?
Violence has been imposed on Afghan people on various fields. Taliban have not only increased terrorist attacks and invasions, they some days ago took 8 journalists hostage and also, insisted on cutting off communication lines in Balkh and some other provinces, the media that preached against violence and killing of people were the targets of their military operations and finally banned Polio vaccinations in Urozgan, Kandahar, Helmand.
The assassination of Hashmatullah Bahaderi  an employment of ministry of state, cutting the throat of Abdul Samad the head of human rights regional office in Ghor province are the examples of terrorist activities of Taliban groups.
The people warn Taliban if they carry out such brutal and barbaric actions against suffering Afghan people and destruction of their homeland, one day will be punished severely.

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