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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen the minister for information and culture in meeting with the directors of information and culture departments in the provinces yesterday listened to their problems.
The minister in his address the directors said, “You belong to the whole nation of Afghanistan and you ought to work for the betterment of people to win the support of the people”.
Dr. Raheen also called on the directors of cultural department in provinces to respect the constitution and press law.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 06:54

President Hamid Karzai’s sympathy message

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) I was informed with regret the death of Gulruz Khan a brave Jehadi commander, May his soul rest in peace.
Late Gulruz Khan was a brave Mujahid, and his Jehadi epics were appreciable. His death was a loss.
I therefore convey my sympathies to his family and friends and wish peace for his soul and patience for his Family members.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Helmand (BNA) Afghanistan is interested in warm relations with the neighboring Pakistan and that country should also hold ties with Afghanistan as an independent country.
President Hamid Karzai stated this in his trip to Lashkargah city of Helmand province in a gathering.
The president in his remarks to the Pakistani officials said” efforts that have taken place in past decade by the current government for improving the relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan since the establishment of that country is incomparable as only I have traveled 19 times to Pakistan.
The president said we want friendship with Pakistan as Pakistani government friendship with Afghanistan is also in best interest of that country.
The president said terrorism and extremism demolishes Pakistan every day and we as human beings feel pain.
Afghanistan was also the member of this human society but those who committed cruelty to our homeland would face its consequences.
The president criticized the NATO’s fighting mission on the war on terror and said since decade the world utters that terrorism exist beyond the Afghan border, but the NATO forces are still fighting in our villages, they didn’t fight the enemy in their hideouts, training camps and sources equipping them.
President Karzai while touching on the Taliban leaders’ visits to foreign countries said” the Taliban leaders that resides in Quetta and Pakistan and travel to overseas in special aircrafts and traveled to France two months before also hold talks with foreigners and some Afghan politicians and kill a widow here in Afghanistan and express their strength to America.
It is obvious that they by conducting such attacks serve the aliens.
Hamid Karzai said that Taliban last Saturday martyred children in Khost and a widow in Kabul and announced that they by performing such attacks prove their strength to America.
The president in his speech to Taliban said by killing an eight years old child and a widow woman you have shown your power to America, no, you didn’t exposed your influence but you served for America.
The president called those disgruntled Taliban that due to some reasons are in opposition with the Afghan government as brothers and said his government would not fight them, it’s our responsibility to invite them to join the national mainstream and if they fight on the hints other should reform themselves.
President Karzai in the gathering encouraged the youth to education and assured the allocation of a budget for the Helmand University and called on the traders of that province to assist the government in building of the university.
The president while touching on the construction of the Kajaki Hydropower dam on the request of the Helmand people asked from the American government to build the dam as soon as possible.
He said if the American’s didn’t stand on their promises so should leave the project to the Afghan government for completion.
President Karzai while responding the Helmand people over the handover of prisons and prisoners said that Bagram prison would be handed over the Afghan government.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) I was informed with regret that Gulruz Khan a former Jehadi and resistance commander of the people of Afghanistan has died.
While I am expressing my regret over his death, I want to convey my sympathies to the family, friends and whish peace for his soul and patience for the bereaved family.
Late Gulruz Khan struggled with bravery during the invasion of the former Soviet Army and during the resistance era he struggled against the black forces.
I wish peace for his soul.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 06:34

President Karzai visits Helmand province

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai arrived in Helmand. The purpose of the president’s visit to Helmand is inauguration of some development projects and meeting with the local authorities in respect with security issues.
The local authorities in Helmand told the BNA reporter Ahmad Zia Mehrzada that the president wants to evaluate the process of reconstruction and development in Lashkargah and some districts of Helmand and will discuss security programs with the local authorities.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:14

2 blasts wounds 4 civilians in Herat

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Herat (BNA) two blasts occurred in Herat province this morning which caused injuring of 4 civilians. 
Abdul Raof Ahmadi police spokesman of west zone said BNA, the first blast happened near sport Stadium of Herat which explosives planted in a motorbike. 
The second blast occurred in Airport of Herat.  In the incident, also, explosives were planted in a motorbike.  Security authorities of Herat confirmed injured of 2 civilians in the two blasts.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:11

Taliban commander killed

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Kabul (BNA) a local commander of Taliban was killed in an operation by Afghan and coalition forces in the outskirts of Helmand province yesterday.  Bairagh commander of Taliban was responsible for attacks on security forces and planting of mines.  According to ISAF, the commander was killed in the Marja district of Helmand provinces.  

Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:10

NAF kill 5 militants

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  five armed militants were killed in a cleansing operation  by National Army Forces  in the surrounding areas of Farah province yesterday. 
National defense ministry said BNA, the operation started when armed militants attacked on security post of national army forces in the relevant areas of Poshtroad district, as a result of which a soldier was wounded and 5 Taliban were killed and others fled from the area.  Five anti-vehicle mines were discovered and defused and quantity of heavy and light arms were seized. 

Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:10

NATO air strikes kill 23 armed insurgents

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Paroon (BNA) 23 armed Taliban including of Pakistani fighters were killed as a result of NATO bombardment in the Aigal area.  According to reports, five senior commanders of Taliban were killed in the bombardment.  Bombardment of NATO forces started since 6 days in the Aigal area between Kunar and Nooristan provinces and still continued.
Ghulam Farooq care taker of police security command of Nooristan said BNA, 23 Taliban including of a commander and nine Pakistani fighters were killed.  It is being said, 8 hideouts of Taliban were destroyed in the bombardment.  Meanwhile, the local officials of Nooristan confirmed that the houses of Pakistani Taliban militias of Pakistan network were destroyed.  No report on hand yet about casualties of civilians in the bombardment.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:08

13 Taliban killed

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  13 armed Taliban insurgents were killed in operations with Afghan Security Forces in different provinces of the country.  Interior ministry said BNA, the Afghan Security Forces launched 11 operations in the relevant areas of Kabul, Kandahar, Maidan-Wardak, Khost, Farah, Badghis and Helmand provinces, in which 13 Taliban were killed, one wounded and 2 others arrested. 
According to the source, 16 mines, 2 Kalashnikovs and a motorbike were seized.  620 kg of narcotics were discovered and seized in these operations as well.