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Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50

Three National Army Soldiers Wounded

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) three national army soldiers were wounded in explosion of a mine planted by Taliban during their security missions in Kapisa province yesterday.
National defense ministry’s spokesman said BNA; three national army soldiers were wounded in explosion of a mine in relevant areas of Tagab district of Kapisa province.

Saturday December 7, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghan National cricket team will contest with Pakistan national cricket team tomorrow.
Farid Hotak cricket board spokesperson told BNA reporter, the two teams will contest at 7:00pm in the United Emirates of Arabic tomorrow.
He added there is hope Afghan national cricket team beats Pakistani team in the competition.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Kabul (BNA) four armed militants including two commanders of them arrested and 23 mines discovered and defused in Kandahar province.
National defense ministry’s press office said BNA, the national army forces with cooperation of national police conducting a cleansing operation in the relevant areas of Panjwai district of Kandahar province, killed and wounded a number of armed militants.
Also the national army troops carried out cleaning operation in Soroobi district of Kabul province in which a number of armed militants were killed.
The national army forces during their security missions discovered and defused 23 mines from different regions of the country.  

Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:27

Al-Qaeda Member Kills

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Paroon (BNA)  a member of Al-Qaeda network was killed during a clash with Afghan troops in Nooristan province yesterday.
The clash occurred in Kamdish district close to border of Pakistan when Afghan troops attacked on a hideout of Al-Qaeda network.
A commander of Afghan security forces in Kamdish district of Nooristan province said BNA correspondent, a member of Al-Qaeda network was killed in the clash.
The member of Al-Qaeda was Arab nation and he was present in one of a hideout of Taliban in Kamdish district.
According to the commander, during a one hour clash, the insurgents group sustained casualties in the hideout.
Nooristan province in the east of the country having 320 km joint border with Pakistan has been always the scene of terrorist activities by terrorist groups among them armed Taliban and Pakistani militants. 

Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:28

Twenty-Seven Armed Insurgents Kill

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Kabul (BNA) the Afghan security forces in the last 24 hours conducted several cleansing operations in the provinces of the country, killed 27 armed insurgents.
Interior ministry’s press office said BNA, the Afghan security troops conducting several cleansing operations in the outskirts of Kabul, Laghman, Kandahar, Zabul and Helmand provinces killed 27 armed Taliban, wounded six and arrested four others.
A quantity of heavy and light weapons was seized.
Also, the local police forces discovered and defused seven mines from relevant areas of Kabul, Urozgan, Paktika and Herat provinces. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) the construction work of two water dams started in Baghlan province the other day.
Each of the projects will be constructed at length 150 meters in Tala and Barfak district from budget of Rural Rehabilitation and Development ministry at the cost of more than three million Afghanis.
Mobarak Shah responsible of irrational section of Rural Rehabilitation and Development department of Baghlan said BNA; the projects will be constructed in Gardoob and Dahan Zou villages, Tala and Barfak districts of Baghlan province.
With completion of the projects, three hectares of agricultural land will be irrigated and the problem of 750 families will be solved from shortage of water. 

Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:26

Four Armed Rebels Kill

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Maimana (BNA) four armed rebels were killed in a clash with Afghan security forces in Faryab province the night before last.
The clash occurred close to Maimana city capital of Faryab province when a group of armed rebels attacked on Afghan troops.
Police deputy commander of Faryab said BNA; four armed rebels including a local commander of them lost his life in the clash.
It should be said that the Afghan troops seized several weapons and a quantity of explosives.
He said, there were no casualties among Afghan troops.
Eight armed rebels were also lost their lives in a clash in suburb of Maimana city last week.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:02

Lt Gen Raheel Sharif chosen as new army chief

ISLAMABAD: After weeks of intense speculation in the media, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has finally made the selection of two senior army officers as Chief of Army Staff and Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee.

Career infantry officer Lt Gen Raheel Sharif has been appointed as the new COAS, while Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood has been appointed the CJCSC.

According to a notification issued by the ministry of defence, Lt Gen Raheel Sharif and Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood have been promoted to the rank of four-star general with effect from Thursday, Nov 28.

Both generals would take up their new posts from Friday, the day the current Army chief Kayani retires.

Lt Gen Raheel is currently serving as Inspector General Training and Evaluation whereas Lt Gen Mahmood is serving as Chief of General Staff.

Raheel Sharif holds the Hilal-i-Imtiaz military award, and is the younger brother of late Major Shabbir Sharif, who received the Nishan-i-Haider for his bravery in the 1971 war.

Both senior military officials met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today where the premier conveyed them the decision. The two meetings were viewed as immensely significant as they came a day before General Kayani’s retirement from his post of army chief.

The prime minister had sent to the president, who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, a summary to promote the two generals and approve their appointments. The summary was approved, following which the notification was issued by the defence ministry.

“On the advice of the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and in pursuance of Article 243/4(a) and 243/4(b) of the Constitution of Pakistan, President of Pakistan and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, Mamnoon Hussain has been pleased to promote and appoint Gen. Rashid Mehmood as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Gen. Raheel Sharif as Chief of the Army Staff,” said a statement from the PM House.

Raheel’s selection as army chief selection implies that frontrunner and the senior most military officer Lt Gen Haroon Aslam, currently serving as Chief of Logistic Staff, was ignored for the elevation.

The post of army chief is arguably the most powerful in Pakistan and anxiety prevailed on who will replace the taciturn, chain-smoking General Kayani, who will step down on Friday after six years at the helm.

General Kayani’s retirement from the post comes after rules were relaxed to grant him an extension in July 2010 by the PPP-led coalition government in what then prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said was in the interest of continuity at a time when the war on terror was successfully continuing against elements who wanted to impose a system of their choice on the country.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:03

Hundred Taliban Killed, Wounded and Arrested

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Paroon (BNA)  the local officials of Nooristan province reported from killing and wounding of at least 80 armed Taliban and members of Al-Qaeda network.
The clashes started since three day in different regions of Kamdish district, at least 20 armed Taliban and members of Alqaeda network were arrested.
In the meantime, five police forces which were arrested by Taliban, released by police forces.
General Abdull Baqi Nooristani police chief of Nooristan said BNA correspondent, in the three days clashes, 25 Taliban and Al-Qaeda members were killed and at least 30 others wounded.
General Nooristani also confirmed the killing and wounding of six policemen in the clashes.
Meanwhile Lt. Shams Afghan border police commander in Kamdish district said 80 armed Taliban and Al-Qaeda members were killed and wounded in the clashes.
It should be said that Pakistani and Arab nations were among the dead and wounded.
According to recent report, so far, heavy clashes are continuing in different parts of Kamdish district. 

Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:02

Huge Package of Drugs Discovered

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Herat (BNA)  a huge package of drugs were discovered and confiscated in Herat province the night before last.
Police officials in Herat said that they discovered the package of drugs during in an operation in that province.
General Mohammad Joma Adeel commander of 4 police zone in the south of the country said BNA, the package of drug was discovered in a clash by police and smugglers from Sabool region belonged to Kohsan district.
General Adeel said the culprits of the drug have been identified by police forces.

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