Press release 454 March 9, 2017


64 Armed insurgents killed


Kabul-Afghanistan:  During the past 24 hour, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people also defeating the insurgents in different parts of the country that as a result, 64 insurgents including a local commander of Taliban, 4 Pakistani Nationals and 2 Iran Nationals killed, 37 others wounded.

This joined operation of the Defense Security Forces was held by supporting of the artillery and air forces in Laghman , Kapisa , Maidan Wardak , Paktia , , Khost , Kandahar , Urozgan , Zabul , Badghis , Herat , Baghlan and Helmand provinces.

During these operations, in Nadali and city of Lashkargah , 28 insurgents including a local commander of Taliban (Kamran) , 4 Pakistani Nationals , 2 Irani Nationals killed , 6 wounded , a vehicle , 4 motorbikes , 10 mines and some weapon and ammunitions destroyed. In Central baghlan and Dahanaghori, 19 Taliban’s militants killed, 17 wounded and 3 vehicles destroyed, also, 8 insurgents killed and 1 wounded in Zormat district of Paktia province.

Similarly , in Nesh district of Kandahar , 4 insurgents killed and 1 wounded , in Andar district of Ghazni , 3 insurgents killed and 9 wounded , in Trinkot district of Urozgan , 2 insurgents killed , in Tagab district of Kapisa , 3 insurgents wounded.

Afghan National Army as nation’s defense forces are ready to give sacrifice to ensure peace and security for people and has strong determination to eliminate terror groups.