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Kabul (BNA) Representing the Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili, head, social affairs advisor and the members of the office of second vice president visited Thursday afternoon the injuries of the incident of Aashura-e-Hussaini in Emergency, Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan, Child Health, Avicenna Emergency, Chest and Noor hospitals. 
During this visit, the head of second vice president office Dr. Abbas Baseer due to conveying the condolence and sympathy message of second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili to the injured people of this mournful terrorist incident, the message asked immediate recovery from the court of Almighty Allah for them. 
He also distributed some cash on behalf of second vice president to the injured people.

Saturday, 10 December 2011 06:13

General Wardak Meets General Hardon

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting held between Minister of National Defense and the commander of the US forces in Europe General Hardon at the headquarters of national defense ministry, both sides discussed on security situation in Afghanistan and transition of security responsibilities.  
The ministry spokesman in the connection said that the defense minister lauded the useful activities of those countries that are struggling against terrorism in Afghanistan and said that equipping of national army with standardized weapons is the way of success to maintenance of peace and repulsing of enemies attacks in Afghanistan. 
Confirming General Wardak’s assertions General Hardon assured from continuation of his countries cooperation in the fields of education, equipping and development of national army for leading independently activities in counterterrorism.

Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of President Hamid Karzai addressed to Prince, Sheikh Khalifa Zaid-al-Nahyan Head of State of United Arab Emirates (UAE). 
The message notes that please allow me to represent the people of Afghanistan in congratulating you on the National Day of UAE and convey my sincerest sentiments to the fraternal people of UAE. 
I am pleased that the existing brotherly relations between Afghanistan and UAE based on Islamic fraternity and mutual interests would further consolidate with the passage of time. 
I wish your Excellency good health and further prosperity for the brother nation of UAE.

Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the road bombing that killed and injured a number of innocent civilians in Sangin district of Helmand Province.
Reports show that a van packed with civilians hit an enemy-planted improvised roadside bomb while it was on its way to the district, killing 19 including five children and seven women and injuring another five.
Condemning the bombing in the strongest possible terms, President Karzai said that placing bombs on the roads used for public commuting demonstrates the enemy’s cruel nature to deliberately target people. The incident left many families mourning their close and dear ones.
The President stated that the perpetrators of this ruthless act directed against Islam and humanity will definitely be held accountable in the hereafter.
Immediately after returning from a hospital to visit those injured including children in yesterday’s attack on a Shiat shrine in Kabul, the President said, “the children lying injured on hospital beds represent the suffering and pain of those innocent kids who were hurt in another terrorist attack today in Helmand.”
President Karzai has instructed Provincial governor Gulab Mangal to condole with the families of the victims and put to use all possible resources for a proper medical care for the injured.
Deeply saddened by the casualties, the President expressed his heartfelt condolences to the mourning families of the victims and prayed for a rapid recovery of the wounded.

President Karzai:
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Today, I visited the mourners injured on the day of Ashura in an attack by a terrorist and enemy of humanity who targeted our holiest religious day killing and injuring many innocent people including women and children. I came to the hospital to visit the injured.
This hospital has admitted many children injured in the past day’s attack that includes as young a boy as one and half and girls of three to four years, and mothers and fathers.
The responsibility for this attack hostile to mankind and Islam was claimed by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi based in Pakistan. We will investigate the incident and will rigorously follow it up. We will talk with Pakistan government on this. It is clear that the act was directed against humanity, Islam and of course against the Afghans. Targeting children on the day of Ashura is a clear enmity with the mankind as a whole.
The attack to target Afghans in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif is a clear expression of enmity with the people of Afghanistan. This declaration of enmity against the people of Afghanistan and Islam was made by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
May Allah, the Almighty, bless the injured with a quick recovery. Although a country with deep sufferings, Afghanistan still stands as a resilient nation that would continue to move forward. It is very unfortunate and with great sadness to visit the little injured kids.
However little, they appeared brave and glowing against the pain.
Thank you
Question: Tolo:
Thank you President President. Taliban, too, condemned the attack and the responsibility for this attack was taken by Lashkar e Jhangvi, said to have been created by the Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency, the ISI. Pakistan Interior Minister even thanked the Taliban for letting Ashura day pass safely and with no incident. And my second question is on Pakistan’s non-participation in Bonn Conference; don’t you think its decision to boycott the conference was linked to a shortcoming in a plan to improve the situation in Afghanistan? And how confident are you over the outcomes of the Bonn Conference in relation to the future of Afghanistan and of the international cooperation?
Answer: President Karzai
The claim of responsibility by Lashkar e Jhangvi, resident in Pakistan and from where they operate, is a claim by the same organization that was involved in Mumbai attacks a few years ago and the one that similarly targeted a very holy religious day in our country.
Undoubtedly, it is an attack against Afghanistan and its people as well as against the great religion of Islam. The issue will definitely be raised with Pakistan government. This claim of responsibility came out on the international media and is of critical importance to us. Seeing our children on beds in the Emergency hospital with parts of their body missing, and their sisters and brothers and family members lost in the incident is heartbreaking. Afghanistan takes this very seriously; it is the issue of the life of the people which we will fully follow up with Pakistan.
On the question of Pakistan’s absence in Bonn Conference, it would have been better and was for the good of Pakistan to attend. Afghanistan lost nothing, about 102 countries and international organizations were present there, and all stood behind Afghanistan and its march towards the next decade. As a neighbor of ours, it would have been good for Pakistan to attend. It was for the good of Pakistan itself. We lost nothing.
Question: Radio free liberty:
On the deplorable unprecedented attacks the other day in Kabul and claim of its responsibility by Lashkar e Jhangvi, you said you wanted a prosecution of the perpetrators, how confident are you of Pakistan’s cooperation in this?
Answer: President Karzai
This is the first time that an attack of this nature targets a religious procession in Afghanistan. Afghanistan was absolutely safe from such attacks in the past and did not experience anything as such throughout these years. Even during the terrorist rule of the country, these processions were safe.
It was Lashkar e Jhangvi that took responsibility for the attacks and is based in Pakistan. The government of Afghanistan will therefore with all strength and international backing fully investigate the incident. We cannot let go and ignore the blood of our children. Afghanistan would definitely examine this with all the strength.
 

Friday, 09 December 2011 11:37

BM-1 Shell Discovered In Kabul

Kabul (BNA) Police of 101 zone of Kabul discovered a BM-1 shell from vicinities of Kabul province yesterday. 
The police of 101 zone press office said to BNA, the BM-1 shell was placed by armed opposition for firing on Qara Bagh district was defused by police. 
Meanwhile, police discovered and defused an anti-vehicle mine which was placed by armed Taliban in the outskirts of Khak Jabar district of Kabul province. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Friday, 09 December 2011 11:33

Taliban Nominated Governor Killed In Kunar

Kabul (BNA) Taliban Nominated governor was killed in Manogi district of Kunar province last night. 
According to NATO forces, Mullah Ahmad Shah was killed in NATO bombardment on his hideout in Shooryak area, Manogi district of that province. 
According to NATO press release, Mullah Ahmad Shah was known as a main opposition of Afghanistan government in Manogi district. 
According to report, this commander was involved in tens terrorist attacks in Manogi district. 
In this bombardment a bodyguards of Mullah Ahmad Shah was killed as well. 
Mohammad Ewaz Naziri police chief of Kunar said to BNA, no civilian were killed or injured in NATO Air operation. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Friday, 09 December 2011 11:31

Eight NSP Projects Inaugurated In Baghlan

Kabul (BNA) Eight National Solidarity Projects (NSP) executed and came under utilization in Baghlan province today. 
These projects included digging of deep wells, gravelling of seven and half Km road and construction of 330 meter protection walls for prevention of flood damages. 
The projects work was completed from development budget of rural rehabilitation ministry at the cost of Afs 14 million.
Engineer Shafaq Ahmad Ali Yar head of rural rehabilitation and development department of that province said that 1830 families benefited from facilities of these projects. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs and winter clothes were distributed for 1000 poor families in Logar province. 
Spokesperson for Logar governor said that this assistance included wheat, ghee and winter cloths which were assisted by refugees and returnee’s office and UNHCR regional offices were distributed for returnees refugees of Qala-e-Wazir, Charkh district and center of Logar province. 
He said it is due that this assistance will be distributed for other 8,000 poor families in center and six districts of Logar province as well. Transalated by Suraya-Yarzada

Friday, 09 December 2011 11:19

Dr. Raheen Meets Japan Culture Minister

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture met with Culture, education, higher education and information and technology ministers of Japan yesterday.  
According to BNA, in this meeting while Omar Sultan deputy care-taker of information and cultural minister, Habiba Sorabi governor of Bamyan and Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatomi ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan were present, Dr. Raheen appreciated and thanked from assistances and all sided cooperation of Japan in reconstruction of Afghanistan. 
Information and Culture Minister and his accompanied delegation visited Japan to participate in International Symposium of Bamyan which was held by national center of Japan cultural heritage in Tokyo city. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada