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NATO should Implement New Mission Properly: Wolesi Jirga

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(Last Updated On: December 2, 2014)

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A number of the law makers in lower house of the parliament have said,” NATO should properly accomplish the new mission for Afghanistan which is training, equipping, and advising the Afghan security forces.”

According to their statements they have made the main reason that NATO has failed to combat Al-Qaida and terrorism in Afghanistan has been the negligent of the following organization.

After all if NATO doesn’t do the new mission as properly supporting Afghan security forces they will fail once again.

NATO will end their combat mission after one month in Afghanistan, based on the agreement made in between Afghanistan and NATO and the current status of the Afghan forces, NATO will begin its new mission on coming January 2015 and it will continue up to 10 years to help and support the Afghan forces.

The second deputy of the upper house Rafiullah Afghan Gul expressed his concerns saying we have experienced worst condition in 2013-2014 comparing to 2002 and 2003, despite of a lot of hopes and wishes that Afghan Nation had towards the International forces, we also did not see positive impacts of the International forces on security, economic.

One of the internal security member of the lower house Mohammad Iqbal Khohistani said,”NATO should support fully the Afghanistan Air forces to stand on their feet and defend the territory NATO should also equip Afghan forces with heavy and light weapons, he claimed that Afghan security forces recognize the areas and their country well than International forces, they could easily defeat the terrorism and its allies.

However dozens of the members in the house believed that Afghan forces should be equipped fully by NATO because this has been written in the mutual agreement signed by the Afghanistan parliament early this month.

This comes after the NATO secretary General in his latest statements has said,” NATO has accomplished its mission in Afghanistan and there will new page of mutual cooperation will be opened soon.

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Taliban attacks kill 19 Afghan forces in Kunduz, Badakhshan provinces

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The Taliban militants attacked security base and outposts in Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces on Sunday night, killing at least 19 Afghan forces.

Mohammad Yousuf Ayoubi, head of Kunduz provincial council told Ariana News that the insurgents stormed a base of Afghan forces in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province on Sunday night.

Ayoubi said, at least six army soldiers and six policemen were killed and seven policemen were wounded after several hours of clashes with the Taliban fighters.

According to him, the base fell to the hands of the Taliban for a short period and they fled and seized the equipment of the base after back-up troops arrived in the area.

Local officials, however, confirmed the incident but did not provide details about the casualties. 

In a separate incident, the Afghan forces came under attack in the Arghanchkhah district of Badakhshan province.

The attack resulted in the death of seven Afghan forces, Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for Badakhshan governor confirmed. 

The incident happened at around 11 p.m. Sunday and lasted for three hours, Nazari said, adding that at least five Taliban militants were also killed in shoot exchange.

In southern Kandahar, at least 11 Taliban insurgents were killed in the counterattack of the Afghan forces in the Shorabak district of the province.

Jamal Nasir, a provincial police spokesperson told Ariana News that five insurgents were wounded and their attack was pushed back.

Nasir noted that no casualty was imposed on the Afghan forces.

The Taliban militants yet to comment about the incidents. 

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Huge blast rocks Samangan, casualties feared

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A huge blast happened on Monday morning in Aybak city, capital of Samangan province, a local official confirmed.

The explosion occurred close to the Municipality building and the NDS office in the city.

Sediq Azizi, a spokesman for the provincial governor told Ariana News that probably a car bomb went off in the area but the detail yet to be determined.

So far, 43 wounded individuals – including three children and a woman – have been transferred to the hospitals from the attack scene, Azizi said.

He added that a number of assailants were engaged in fighting with the Afghan forces at the attack scene.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The group in a statement claimed that at least 70 employees of the NDS were killed or wounded in the incident.

(This is breaking news and will be updated)

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Taliban, Pakistani militias intensify clashes in Paktia’s Dand Wa Patan district

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Pakistani militias siding with the Taliban fighters are engaged in clashes with security forces in Paktia province, inflicting heavy casualties on the Afghan forces, a local official claimed.

 Eid Mohammad Ahmadzai, district governor for Paktia’s Dand Wa Patan – one of the districts located along with the so-called Durand Line – says that Pakistani militias, along with the Taliban militants and Pakistani militia carry out coordinated attacks of Afghan forces in the district

Ahmadzai claimed that recently many Quetta council members have entered the district, resulting in augmented insecurity.

Concerning about the security situation, residents of Dand Wa Patan ask the government to back-up and equip security forces in the district.

Dand Wa Patan district is 29 kilometers from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Parachinar district, most of which have no security forces, and the Taliban and other groups can easily enter Afghanistan. Locals want security checkpoints in the area.

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