18 November 2018

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Friday October 19, 2018 Kabul (BNA) A clergy was martyred by unknown gunmen in northern southwestern Nimroz province late yesterday. According to reports, the gunmen has start shelling on a chaplain in Chakhansour district of the province. A security source in Nimroz told BNA reporter, the attackers succeeded to flee from the area and efforts has started by security personnel to identify and capture the perpetrators of the event. No individual or group has commented regarding the assassination so far. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 19, 2018 Kabul (BNA) At least 25 people lost their lives and 16 others were wounded following road accident in Kabul-Parwan highway late yesterday. The incident was happened in relevant areas of Qara Bagh district, Kabul-Parwan highway. Local in-charge in Qara Bagh district told BNA, 25 people including women and children have died and 16 others were wounded. All injured of the incident have been shifted to hospital, but doctors claimed that the health conditions of 8 injured are not satisfactory. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 19, 2018 Kabul (BNA) More than 56 armed oppositions were killed during several clearing operations conducted by Afghan security forces across the country. Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the operations have launched to annihilate terrorists, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktika, Khost, Kandahar, Herat, Balkh, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Helmand and Nimroz provinces. Five Pakistani rebels were among the dead, 6 terrorists were wounded and 2 others were arrested during the military operations, the source added. Four hideouts belonged to the terrorists, some heavy and light weapons and ammunitions have been destroyed during the operations. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 19, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Parliamentary election in Afghanistan's Kandahar province due to be held on Saturday, will be delayed by a week following the assassination of a General Abdul Raziq police chief and intelligence chief of Kandahar province. According to BNA report, The Independent Election Commission's deputy spokesman, Aziz Ibrahimi, says the decision on the postponement was made to allow mourners to observe funeral rites for the slain police chief, General Abdul Raziq and others killed in the attack. Along with Raziq, the province's intelligence chief, Abdul Mohmin and two policemen were killed. The condition of Kandahar's governor, Zalmay Wesa, who was wounded in the attack, was shrouded in secrecy. Security officials in the capital, Kabul, maintained Wesa was wounded but survived. It is mentionable that, Thursday’s brazen attack, which was immediately claimed by the Taliban, was aimed at a meeting of senior U.S. military and Afghan leaders in Kandahar city. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, escaped unharmed, but Lt. Gen. Abdul Razik, the Kandahar police commander, and Abdul Momin, the provincial intelligence chief, died of gunshot wounds. Afghans will be voting on Saturday to elect members of parliament in polls delayed repeatedly for the past three years. More than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house, which is responsible for making laws and supervising the government. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 12, 2018 Kabul (BNA) As many as 136 anti-government militias were killed during joint clearing operations conducted by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) across the country. Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the joint clearing operations have been launched by support of Afghan air and artillery forces to ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Paktia, Nangahar, Kandahar, Faryab, Balkh, Baghlan, Sar-e-Pul, Helmand, Nimroz, Herat and Badghis provinces. Also 36 anti-government militants were wounded during the military operation, the source added. Meanwhile, two vehicles, a motorcycles and some ammunitions belonged to the terrorists have been destroyed during the operations by Afghan security forces. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and stability to the people and are determined to eradicate terrorist groups across the country. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 12, 2018 Kabul (BNA) On August 10th around 6:30pm, Hanifa Yousoufi made history by being the first woman to summit Mt. Noshaq in Afghanistan. Mt. Noshaq is Afghanistan’s tallest peak, and is 4,000 feet higher than the tallest peak in North America. In the widely shared picture of Yousoufi at the top of Mt. Noshaq, she is gripping the Afghan flag and fighting against the wind. The weather conditions prohibited the two other women that set out with Yousoufi from finishing the expedition alongside her. The only other mountaineers to conquer Noshaq have all been men. Outside of the dangers presented by scaling a mountain, the years of political unrest made this feat even more dangerous. Mt. Noshaq had been closed to hikers for 30 years prior to it’s reopening in 2009 because of the threat that local warfare presented in that region. In Yousoufi’s case, her expedition was nearly derailed at the last minute due to Taliban fighting in a neighboring area the day before she was to travel to the base of Mt. Noshaq. Instead of turning back, her group decided to fly into a different airstrip, 13 hours away from their original destination. Hanifa Yousoufi was married at 15 and later divorced her abusive husband. As a divorced woman in Afghanistan, Yousoufi felt that her prospects were over by the time she was 17. However, a few years after escaping the marriage, Yousoufi found the organization Ascend Athletics, a nonprofit that trains women for 2 years in leadership and physical training. The Mt. Noshaq expedition was fully funded by the nonprofit and totaled $30,000, which was half funded by an individual donor. At the start of each year, 20 women between the ages of 15 and 23 start the Ascend Athletics program. Aside from participating in physical training for expeditions like the one Yousoufi completed, the women also train in conflict resolution, outreach, public speaking, and leadership. Many of the women have chosen to remain anonymous and work in secret because of the negative attention that outspoken women face in Afghanistan, from the public and the Taliban. For example, in 2016 locals threw rocks at the women while they training at a location site. However, Ascend Athletics is not alone in pushing boundaries in Afghanistan and empowering women to break glass ceilings. This year, a historic 417 women are running for the Afghan parliament. Feminist Ansari
Friday October 12, 2018 Jalalabad City (BNA) Eight smugglers along with dozens kgs narcotic drug were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province. Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, the smugglers were arrested when they had plan to transfer dozens kgs narcotic drug type of heroin to unknown areas. According to another report, 14 people were arrested accused of different criminal cases in Nangarhar province. The people were arrested accused of robberies, murders and human trafficking by Afghan security forces from different parts of the province. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 12, 2018 Jalalabad City (BNA) At least 20 fighters of ISIS terrorist group killed during latest attacks carried out by Afghan Special Forces in vicinity of eastern Nangarhar province last night. The terrorists have been targeted and killed in various parts of Naziyan, Koot and Pacheragam districts of the province. Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, air and ground raids carried out by Afghan Special Forces in different parts of the mentioned districts, in which 20 ISIS adherents were killed and their several hideouts along with some military equipment have been destroyed too. According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating eight round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent from a series of blast in Nangarhar province. No one was arrested accused of the mine planting so far. M.A.Ansari
Friday October 12, 2018 Kabul (BNA) In the 9th match of Afghanistan Premier League 2018, Balkh Legends cricket team trashed Nangarhar Leopards cricket team in Sharjah international cricket stadium late yesterday. Nangarhar Leopards won the toss and decided to field. Mirwais Ashraf 4-19 bowled a match winning spell for the Balkh Legends in a low scoring match. Balkh Legends Squad- Chris Gayle, Usman Ghani, Colin Munro, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara,Mohammad Nabi (c), Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Mirwais Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Aftab Alam Nangarhar Leopards Squad- Najeeb Tarakai, Johnson Charles, Anton Devcich, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Ben Cutting (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Zahir Khan M.A.Ansari
Friday October 12, 2018 Tarinkot City (BNA) More than 12 Taliban fighters were killed during clashes with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Urozgan province last night. The conflicts took place, while a group of Taliban militants wanted to conduct attack on Afghan security forces’ convey in Chahar Chino district of the province. Security source in Urozgan reported BNA correspondent, over 12 loyal of Taliban terrorist group were killed during the clashes. Casualties didn’t suffered to Afghan security forces following the conflicts, the source added. M.A.Ansari
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