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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Maidan-Wardak (BNA) clashes between Afghan and NATO forces occurred in Maidan-Wardak yesterday evening.  This clash took place between Afghan and NATO forces in the Sesi area, Skyeedabad district.  A security source of Maidan-Wardak said to BNA, in this clash 3 national army militaries and 2 NATO soldiers were killed and 2 other NATO soldiers were wounded.  The details of this clash are not clear yet.  Governor and in charge police of Maidan-Wardak said nothing about this clash, but NATO said a team went to Maidan-Wardak for assessment of this event. 

Sunday, 30 September 2012 12:29

3 Taliban commanders killed in Herat

Sunday, September 30, 2012\
Herat (BNA) three commanders of Taliban with their 4 colleagues were killed in a military operation in the Shindand district of Herat province last night.  These commanders were came under air attack of NATO while terrorist activities and lost their lives.  In charges of Zafar army crops confirmed this report said to BNA, among the killed militias, Mullah Akhtar military commander of Taliban in the Shindand district, Farsi and Adersekan districts, Mullah Sultan Shewai council member of Quetta and Mullah Hasan nominated governor of Taliban in the Shindand district were included.  These militias were came under air attack of NATO when their car passing from Zerkoh village to Majborabad.   It is said that three other killed militias were delegations who come from Quetta of Pakistan to Shindand district for assistance of Taliban.   It should be said, in the recent days, Mullah Akhtar was committed  responsibility of terrorist groups of Taliban in the Shindand, Adersekan and Farsi districts and was involved in planting of mine and terrorist attacks in these districts and attack on local police posts of Zerkoh village. 

Sunday, 30 September 2012 09:41

Suicide attack prevented in Badakhshan

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Faizabad (BNA) in special operation of police forces in Badakhshan province, a suicide assailant was arrested.  This terrorist has plan to attack on security forces who going for ensuring of security to Wardoj district.  Spokesman of Badakhshan governor Abdul Maroof said, the suicide attacker has been arrested in operation of security forces in that province.    According to Maroof, a suicide vest coat and quantity of explosive devices were seized by these forces.

Sunday September 30 2012

Kabul (BNA) The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Zalmi Rassoul, attended the annual coordination meeting of the Organization or Islamic Cooperation on the sidelines of the 67th UN General Assembly in New York other day.
Dr. Rassoul underlined the steady and on-time progress of the Transition process, the success of the Tokyo Conference and the Afghan High Peace Council’s reinvigorated efforts in the context of the peace process. Dr. Rassoul called on OIC member states to support the Afghan people’s just quest for a lasting peace.
“Afghanistan’s reconciliation efforts have gained momentum” Dr. Rassoul said. “Having concluded its visit to Saudi Arabia, a high- level delegation of the Council, headed by Chairman Salahuddin Rabbani, will soon visit Pakistan for result-oriented discussions on ways to move the peace process forward.”
“We are particularly grateful for the OIC’s support for the success of our reconciliation efforts and call on member states to do whatever they can to help us realize the aspiration and right of the Afghan people for a lasting and just peace.”
Dr. Rassoul also condemned the recent acts of insult to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and said, “Freedom of speech should, by no means, be interpreted as a green light for defamation of Prophets, religions and beliefs.”
“By the same token, we should not allow such acts to undermine our shared goal of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence among all religions and civilizations.”

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA)   The sources of the interior affairs ministry said that 16 insurgents were killed in cleaning operation of Afghan and coalition forces.  Interior ministry press office said to BNA, the security forces in 24 hours  conducted 10 cleaning operation in the outskirts of insecurity regions of Sar-i-Pul, Kandahar, Urozgan, Maidan-Wardak, Logar, Herat , Farah, Ghor and Helmand provinces, in which 16 armed Taliban insurgents were killed, 10 wounded and 22 others of them were detained.  It is said that in these operations, 3305 kg of narcotic, 2 rocket launcher, 2 PK machine guns, 8 different types of arms, 4 mines, 5560 kg of chemical fertilizers other military equipments and a vehicle of enemies were seized by these forces. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kabul (BNA) The four-day workshop on capacity of the employees of the ministry of information and culture was concluded yesterday.
In the workshop attended by 60 employees of the ministry of information and culture and Bakhter News Agency, the issue of public administration in development of the country, introduction of the national development strategy of Afghanistan, planning and reporting was debated, Mohammad Isa Khaterzai the head of capacity building and development of the human resources department said.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kabul (BNA) The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul and his Peruvian counterpart Mr. Rafael Roncagliolo signed and exchanged the documents establishment direct diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and Peru at a special ceremony at the Peruvian permanent mission to the United Nation on the sidelines of the 67th UN General Assembly in New York on September 27.
Speaking before the signing ceremony, Dr. Rasoul said the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries did not only signify the beginning of a new phase of close and friendly relations between the two governments but signaled the strengthening of ties between the two nations.
  He also underlined the common experience of both countries in democratic development, fighting against narcotics, terrorism and the development of natural resources and other economic sectors.
Mr. Rancagliolo also expressed his satisfaction at the establishment of the direct diplomatic relationship between the two countries. “I would like to express my strong commitment that through this act, the Peru Afghanistan relations which symbolizes the beginning of mutual cooperation and reciprocity, we may continue to develop common goals in the progress of democracy, social justice and peace for our nations.

Sunday, 30 September 2012 08:27

Afghan FM meets Austrian Vice-Chancellor

Kabul (BNA) The minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul met the Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for European Union and International Affairs of Austria Mr. Michael Spindelegger at the permanent mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations on the sidelines of the 67th UN General Assembly in New York the other day.
Both sides discussed the long-standing cooperation and friendship between Afghanistan and Austria, particularly in the context of Austria’s contribution to ISAF and Afghan police training efforts.
Both sides agreed to exchange bilateral visits to Kabul and Vienna in the near future to discuss the expansion of cooperation and relations between the two countries, especially in the economic development, investment and educational sectors.
Austria has been a member of the ISAF mission since 2004 and has also so far contributed US$27 million to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and development efforts.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kabul (BNA) The minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul met his Uzbek counterpart Mr. Abdul Aziz Khafizovich Kamilov on the sidelines of the 67th UN General Assembly in New York the other day.
Both sides underlined the historic roots of the friendship and relations between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, and expressed their desire to further strengthen relations between the two countries.
Both sides also expressed satisfaction at the recent nomination of new ambassadors by both countries to each other’s capitals, and agreed to exchange visits at their levels in the near future.
Both sides also discussed the ongoing Transition process in Afghanistan and regional developments relating to security, economic development, border management and regional cooperation.

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Kabul (BNSA)  A high ranking authority of Russian Federation has alleged that around 20,000 tons of narcotics have been stocked in the north of Afghanistan that is planned to gradually exported to Russian Federation and Europe.
Victor Ivanov Chairman of the Administration for Supervision of Russian Narcotics has alleged this at the meeting with in charges of narcotics of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Russia and Pakistan.  He emphasized that this huge stock needs a joint operation to be eradicated.
The meeting was held recently in Dushanbeh at the center of Tajikistan.  Ivanov added at the meeting that around 2,000 tons of narcotics have been stocked in the mountainous parts of north of Afghanistan and if no poppy is cultivated in Afghanistan for another ten years this amount can meet the needs of the addicts in the western countries.  He added that the countries present at the meeting should launch a joint operation.  Though Ivanov has alleged stocking of this amount in north of Afghanistan, but Zarar Ahmad Muqbel Minister of counter-narcotics of Afghanistan says that he has no information in this respect and while he in a way rejects the allegations of Ivanov, reiterates that around 335 reduction has been noticed in the current year and almost 93% of the produced narcotics is grown in regions where insecurity prevails and armed clashes often occur in those areas.  At the Tajikistan meeting a new plan agreed that facilitates positive ways towards struggle against narcotics smuggling and this plan envisages security cooperation and measures for prevention of narcotics smuggling.