Press release Issuance number 457 Date March 12, 2017

58 insurgents were 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, 58 insurgents including 16 Daesh terrorists killed and 28 others wounded.

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

During these operations, in Nadali , Marja and Lashkargah city , 34 insurgents killed and 23 others wounded , in Chora district of Urozgan , 5 Terrorists who wanted to embed roadside bombs killed , in Nazian and Koot districts of Nangarhar , 16 ISIS members killed , in Alingar district of Laghman , 3 insurgents killed and 2 wounded.

Similarly, 1 insurgent killed in Khost province, also, 2 insurgents wounded and a vehicle destroyed in Paktia province.

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.