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Saturday, 07 September 2019 07:02

Armed Terrorists Killed in Urozgan Air Strike

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Trenkot (BNA) Nine armed terrorists were killed in an air strike in Urozgan province this morning.
The terrorists were targeted in Khas District, while terrorist activities.
Senior commander of ANA in south of the country told BNA, nine terrorists were killed in the strike.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Kandahar province.
Security officials discovered and defused seven mines from busy roads of the province and prevented from series of blast.
So far, no individual or group has commented the responsibility of the failed mine planting, but local sources blamed Taliban.
T. Yarzada

Saturday September 7, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Dozens internal and external insurgents were killed following a series of air raids carried out by Afghan air forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The insurgents have been targeted within the last 24 hours in various parts of Pacheragam district and Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, dozens anti-government militias including foreign nationals were killed during the attacks.
Four hideouts belong to the terrorists along with all military equipment have been destroyed, the source added.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating eight round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several deadly blast in crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
No one was arrested accused of the foiled mine plantings.
Taliban fighters are responsible for the mine plantings, local officials in Nangarhar say.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Two members of Taliban group were killed in Kandahar province.
The two terrorist while wanted to assassinate a military officer, was targeted by the same military officer and killed.
Media’s office of Kandahar with releasing a statement said, the two killed terrorists were members of Taliban terror network.
According to the statement, the attackers riding motorcycle wanted to assassinate a military officer, were killed by shelling of the same military officer.
Sometimes ago, a network of six dangerous terrorist men who were assassinating military officers and local officials, were assassinated in parts of Kandahar province by national security officer. 
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:58

Taliban Attack Repelled in Khan Abad District

Saturday September 7, 2019
KUNDUZ CITY (BNA) Afghan security forces succeeded to foil Taliban attack in Khan Abad district, northern Kunduz province yesterday.
Hadi Jamal deputy press office in 207 Pamir army corps told BNA reporter, group of Taliban fighters stormed on Khan Abad district, but their attack repelled by reaching Afghan Commando and National Army Special Forces by support of Afghan air forces.
More than 20 armed oppositions were killed and dozens others were wounded during the attack, the source added.
Military operation has started to clean-up Khan Abad district from being of anti-government militias, Jamal further added.
Hayatullah district governor of Khan Abad said, Taliban fighters launched their attack on Khan Abad district, but Afghan security forces timely thwarted Taliban attack.
M.A.Ansari

 

Saturday September 7, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that has “regretfully” accepted the resignation of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief after four members of a family were killed in an operation in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province and a separate blast martyred 10 civilians and injured 42 others in Shashdarak area of Kabul on Thursday. President Ghani made the announcement in a tweet on September 5, insisting that Mohammad Masoum Stanekzai, the head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), “had success in other areas of his work.” “As a responsible state, we have zero tolerance for civilian casualties,” he also said. The move comes after officials and residents of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, said that NDS forces had killed four brothers in an overnight raid for allegedly having links with the extremist group Islamic State (IS). But some officials and local residents rejected any suggestion the brothers were linked to IS militants.
There has been no let-up in violence in the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan, even though U.S. and Taliban officials are said to be in an intense final phase of efforts toward a peace deal to end the conflict. More than 3,800 civilians were killed or injured during the first six months of this year along, according to the United National Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). In a separate tweet, President Ghani said he had “ordered the attorney general to investigate this incident immediately and to bring the perpetrators to justice.” “The tragic incident in Jalalabad occurred despite previous assurances and changes in guidelines vis-à-vis security and search operations,” he also wrote. Also, on September 5, at least 12 people were killed including a U.S. and a Romanian soldier and dozens more injured when a car bomb strucked a checkpoint in Kabul in an area that houses, embassies, government buildings and local NATO headquarters. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing the second major Taliban attack in the city in a single week.

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:57

HRC’s Employee Gunned Down by Taliban

Saturday September 7, 2019
MAIDANSHAHR CITY (BNA) A worker of Human Rights Commission (HRC) was assassinated by Taliban fighters in Maidan/Wardak province.
Abdul Hai Khatibi spokesman of Ghor governor told BNA reporter, Abdul Samad Amiri acting head of HRC office in Ghor was martyred by Taliban fighters in Jalriz district of the province.
Three days ago, Mr. Amiri while was moving from Kabul toward Ghor province abducted by Taliban members in Jalriz district, but his body founded late yesterday in the district.
Abdul Samad Amiri was one of the academic staff in the country that had worked since two years with HRC office in Ghor province and assisted with most children and people damaged in the province.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Kabul (BNA) All-rounder Rahmat Shh on Thursday become the first cricketer from Afghanistan to score a test century.
Shah achieved the feat during Afghanistan’s one-off Test match against Bangladesh.  The right-handed batsman smashed 102 runs in 187 balls before returning to the pavilion.
Earlier in the day, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Afghan side kept losing wickets at regular intervals and at a point, they were 77 for the loss of three wickets when Shah came into bat.
Shah, along with Asghar Afghan, stitched a 120-run stand to revive Afghani hopes in the match.
Spinner Rashid Khan also created history on Thursday as he became the youngest cricketer to lead a side in the longest format of the game and break a 15-year old record.
Afghanistan has scored 271 runs for the loss of five wickets at the end of play on the day one.  For Bangladesh, Tajul Islam and Nayeem Hasan bagged two wickets each while Mahmudullah picked one wicket.

Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:20

Commentary

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Taliban beside China and Japan have asked Russia to be a guarantor of agreement between America and Taliban but Russia has asked the text of the agreement.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes America and Taliban in 9th round of their negotiation in Doha finalized the draft of an agreement, but nobody knows about the details of it. Even in White House except president Trump and a small number of his colleagues have no access in to the text of the agreement.
It has been said that Zalmay  Khalilzad the US Foreign Ministry specially envoy for Afghanistan who has interred Kabul after the end of the ninth round of negation with Taliban has only informed the Afghan authorities from the details of the agreement and not given the text of it.
Although Afghan authorities have said nothing in that regard, but assessing and analyzing of the draft requires the existence of original text.
The Russian permanent envoy in United Nations has welcomed the agreement between America and Taliban it be in to the interests of Afghan people.
On the other hand, passing each day, disbelieve is increasing regarding to the agreement between America and Taliban.
At the most new development the US foreign minister, has expressed his disagreement to sign the agreement between America and Taliban.
Time Magazine quoting high ranking resources in US has written that the US secretary of state is against signing the agreement that Zalmay Khalilzad the US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan has offered to Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the president of Afghanistan.
According to Time certain important issues such as non – guaranteeing the opportunities for American forces in anti – Al – Qaeda terrorist group operations, a prospect for safeguarding a pro American government in Kabul and also ceasing military measures are among the conditions American foreign minister insists on. For this reason US foreign minister avoid signing the agreement.
Time says, it would be possible Zalmay Khalilzad representing America sign this agreement with Taliban, while Taliban want the agreement to be signed by a high ranking member of US cabinet, particularly foreign minister, in order to legalize so called their Islamic Emirate.
This magazine also points to another possibility; this is issuing a joint declaration by US and Taliban that would be welcomed by a number of countries.
US Defense Minister has warned that with hurried withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan should not repeat the bitter experiences of Iraq.
Also, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan issuing a declaration has warned against ousting American forces from Afghanistan.

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Director General for Central and West Aisa Werner Liepach on Thursday concluded a two-day visit to Kabul after meeting President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
During his visit, Liepach also met with Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and Technology to the President Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock Nasir Ahmad Durrani, Minister of Transport Yama Yar, Chief Executive Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat Amanullah Ghalib and other senior government officials.
During his meetings with President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah, the bank official discussed ADB’s partnership with Afghanistan, overall country operations, and current development priorities.
He reaffirmed ADB;s continued support to the people of Afghanistan.
“I am honored to visit Afghanistan and discuss with the government how ADB can be more effective and efficient in helping to improve the lives of the people of Afghanistan.” Liepach said.
“I commend the government for implementing key reforms in the current difficult situation.  We are committed to strengthening our partnership with the government to bring prosperity to all Afghans.”

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a message has expressed sadness over injury of Academician Sulaiman Layeq, a number of Afghanistan Sciences Academy, known political and social figure, poet and top writer of the country in a terrorist incident in Kabul on Thursday.
Leadership of the ministry has strongly condemned the terrorist incident which has resulted in martyrdom and wounding a number of our innocent countrymen, wishing paradise to martyrs of the incident and urgent recovery to Sulaiman Layeq.

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