19 August 2019

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Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Foreign troops by carrying an artillery attack destroyed a terrorist center belonged to Taliban group in southern Urozgan province.
Based on primary reports, seven armed oppositions were killed during the attack as well.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA correspondent, a terrorist center have demolished and seven anti-government militias were killed.
The terrorist center located in Chaharchino district, Urozgan province.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating eight round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in crowded areas of Urozgan province.
No one was arrested accused of the mine plantings so far.

Monday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) It is determined that 100th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day is marked across the country on Monday, Afghan security organs have assured Afghans of full preparation for maintaining better security during the respective day.
A spokesperson to the ministry of interior Nasrat Rahimi said Afghan security forces in close cooperation with the intelligence and defense organs have made joint and regular security plans for better maintaining of security during celebration of 100th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day.
“Based on the plan, we will make efforts to pay particular attention to areas where possible threats are in high level,” Rahimi said, stressing that the ministry of interior has always made effort to conduct clearing operations in areas facing with security threats as operations are still ongoing in areas and provinces facing with possible threats posed by armed Taliban insurgents.
Considering role of Afghan citizens in maintaining better security as significant, the MoI spokesperson said: “Our citizens and countrymen should be cooperative with ANDSF in particular Afghan national police forces and share any suspicious activities with police as close cooperation of the people is one of principal factors in maintaining security in the country.”
Meanwhile, officials for the ministry of defense have considered maintaining security of the 100th anniversary of Independence Day as the ministry’s top priorities say Afghan National Army forces have taken all necessary preparations for better maintaining security of the day. “Our ANA forces have kicked off military operations to prevent from possible attacks of the armed Taliban insurgent group in various parts of the country where we have good achievements,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesperson to the ministry of defense.
He added that the ministry of defense in close cooperation and coordination of intelligence and ANP forces were working day and night to provide better security for the Afghan people across the country.
Afghan security officials stressed that Afghanistan as an independent country in the region has felt continued threats posed by terrorist groups in the country, asking regional countries and the international community to cooperate with Afghanistan in counter terrorism effort.
A number of military experts and ordinary Afghan citizens while asking the country’s defense and security organs for maintaining better security all the time rather than special occasions say security is one of the most significant factor in a society; therefore, the government should seriously focus on it.
“Undoubtedly, the people of Afghanistan need security from any nation in the world as continued war in the country has brought them nothing except destruction, migration and poverty,” said an Afghan political expert Ali Rahmani.
He considered role of the ordinary people in maintaining of security as effective, asking the people to be cooperative with ANDSF in maintaining better security in the country.
It is worth mentioning that Afghans are fully supporting the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as they are working day and night to provide better security to the people.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) At least eight Taliban fighters were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces within the last 24 hours.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in Sylab army corps told BNA reporter, the militants were busy on organizing a series of terrorist and destructive activities that targeted and arrested by Afghan security forces.
The arrested rebels in their primary investigations confessed to that they have participated in dozens terrorist activities carried out by Taliban group in various parts of Kunar and Nangarhar province.
According to another report, three fighters of Taliban have joined peace process in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Two notorious commanders of Taliban were killed with other six insurgents in air and ground raids in Kandahar province last night.
The raids carried out by domestic and foreign troops in Khakrez district on a stronghold of Taliban.
Media’s office of Kandahar with releasing a statement said, eight Taliban including their two notorious commanders were killed in the raids.
The Taliban were suppressed while organizing a series of terrorist attacks.
A stronghold of the Taliban with all war equipment has been destroyed.
According to another report, a series of blasts were prevented in Kandahar province this morning.
Police of Kandahar discovered and neutralized 12 mines from parts of the province and prevented from a series of terrorist actions.
So far, no individual or group has commented responsibility of planting mines, but local sources blamed Taliban.
T. Yarzada

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