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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Representative of the Ministry of Economy and International Expansion of Italy Paulo Romani has presented the map of the expansion project of Herat International Airport to President Hamid Karzai at a meeting he had with the president. 
The Italian economy ministry and international expansion representative said that the map for Afghanistan and Iraq which has been prepared by the technical team of Italy is presented to President Karzai. 
President Karzai welcomed and thanked the cooperation of Italy in construction and expansion of the Herat International Airport and instructed Daoud Najafi acting minister of transport and civil aviation to set forth the plan at the coming session of the Council of Ministers so that a decision is taken on start of work on the project. 
It is said that Italy has provided a long-term loan of 137 million for completion of expansion project of Herat airport including its new terminal along with other attachments and building of run way line.

Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:53

Taliban Local Commander Killed In Kunar

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Asadabad (BNA) A local commander of Taliban with his nine followers killed in Kunar province. 
These militias were killed in a combined operation of Afghan and coalition forces in Hoki district of that province. 
Wasifullah Wasifi spokesperson for Kunr governor said to BNA, this operation was conducted in Dewagul area, Hoki district, as a result, nine Taliban including Mullah Wazir local commander of them were killed and two others were wounded. 
In another incident, a senior commander of Taliban was detained in Watapoor district of Kunar province the other day. 
Spokesman of 1st battalion of 201 army crops said to BNA, the commander name is Zaiullah and a PK machine gun was seized by the national army forces from him. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:44

Two ANA Martyred In Badghis

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Qala-i-Naw (BNA) Two national army soldiers were lost their lives in a mine blast in Moqur district of Badghis province last night. 
A source of national security Dept. of Badghis province said to BNA, a vehicle of national army soldiers was struck with a mine in Khak Plak village, Moqur district. In this event, two national army soldiers were martyred and their vehicle destroyed slightly. 
The incident occurred in Moqor district, while another vehicle of ANA was struck with a mine last month in which a soldier was martyred and two others have been wounded. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:40

Six Persons Hold In Paktia

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Gardiz (BNA) The combined forces in an operation in Zormat district of Paktia province discovered and defused 5 tons of hashish yesterday. 
Colonel Abdul Ghafar Safi police chief of Paktia said to BNA, the Afghan and foreign forces in an operation seized five tons of hashish from a house in Soraki area, Zormat district. 
According to him, six persons were detained in connection with the case. 
He said that the mentioned hashish was transferred from other provinces to that district and was due to transfer to Pakistan.
The seized hashish were set on fire by these forces in that area. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Four armed militants were killed and 24 others were detained by national police forces yesterday. 
The interior ministry press office said to this news agency, national police, national army and coalition forces conducted operations in outskirts of Kabul, Kunduz, Helmand and Maidan-Wardak provinces in which four armed militants were killed and 24 others were detained. 
In these operations, 7 Kalashnikovs, a PK machine gun and 4 vehicles were seized by these forces, said the source. 
Meanwhile, the national police discovered and defused two anti-vehicle mines which were placed by armed militants along the road of Chardara district of Kunduz province. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:34

Two Taliban Insurgents Killed In Helmand

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Lashkargah (BNA) Two armed Taliban insurgent were killed in a clash in Helmand province last night. 
Helmand press office said to BNA, this clash occurred after Taliban attack on a police post in Sistani area, Marja district in which two armed Taliban were killed. 
In this clash, 2 Kalashnikovs were seized by police forces, said the source.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:33

Two Mine Planters Killed In Kandahar

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kandahar (BNA) Two mine planters were killed and one wounded in an air attack of NATO forces in Maiwand district of Kandahar province, last night. 
According to Kandahar security commandment press office, three persons wanted to plant a mine in Mazrai village, Maiwand district, were identified by NATO airplanes and came under air attack in which two suspects were killed and one injured. 
The dead bodies and the injured person have been transferred to the Kandahar security commandment, said the source. 
A Kalashnikov and a pistol were seized by police. 
These mine planters are residents of Mazrai and Chaldozi villages of Maiwand district.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:35

Afghan Specialists To Return From Iran

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan specialists residing in Iran will return to Afghanistan with the cooperation of Iran and they will be employed in needed areas for reconstruction of Afghanistan. 
Iranian ambassador to Kabul said that around 15000 Afghans educated in the higher educational institutions of Iran exist among the Afghan refugees who possess the capacity of scientific specialized knowledge in different spheres in Afghanistan. 
Dr. Jamahir Anwari minister of refugees and repatriates after signing of this agreement said that we signed the tri-partite agreement for facilitating the return of the Afghan specialists residing in Iran on the basis of which Iran will assist USD 400,000 for implementation of this agreement and that the refugee organization shall assist in recognition of and attraction of the Afghan refugee specialists in Iran to cooperate in their return to Afghanistan. 
Dr. Feda Hussain the Iranian ambassador in Kabul said that his country shall assist Afghanistan in this respect so that the sons of Afghanistan having being educated in Iran participate in the reconstruction of their country. 
The head of refugee organization also talked at the ceremony and called this program as very effective for Afghanistan.  
Jalal Noorani advisor to the ministry of information and culture, Dr. Abdullah Fahim advisor to the public health ministry and some representatives of other government departments and foreign organization also took part at this ceremony. 
The spokesperson of the ministry of refugees and repatriates stated that Iran shall assist in payment of six to one year salary of those specialists and they will be assigned to the needy government departments.

Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:31

Liquid Gas Price To Be Reduced

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In a briefing with newsmen, minister of commerce and industries Dr. Anwarulhaq Ahadi expressing his dissatisfaction over private sector dealing in regard with fuel and gas said that his ministry purchased 10,000 tons liquid gas and offers through state stores in a suitable price to the Kabul citizens. 
Dr. Ahadi added that the number of gas state stores also be increased in the city. 
This is in a time that the Kabul citizens raised their complaints regarding the sky-rocketing of gas price in the city. 
In this briefing Ahadi added that the private sector feels us vulnerable if serious be treated, it would limit the offering of gas to the market. 
He stated that we increase that capacity of gas dealing and the number of state run stores. 
According to him, through government stores, one kg gas would be offered against afs. 55. 
This is in a time that now; this quantity of gas is sold against Afs, 70 or more than it.

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Spokesman for Afghan ministry of defense in a joint news conference held on Tuesday said security has improved in the country comparing with the last year. 
In this news conference, General Zahir Azimi said it is expected that security situation would get better in coming year. 
Azimi added the second phase of security transition is going well and Afghan security organs are ready to hold the security responsibilities in the areas specified in the second phase. 
He asserted the number of ANA soldiers is to reached to 180,000 in the coming months. 
General Abdul Wahab Wardak, Afghan commander for air force also spoke in the news conference and said air education center has been reconstructed in Shindand district and there are 18 planes for training. 
He added nearly 70 young pilots are under training, while 80 Afghan pilots are being trained in UAE and 28 others in USA.