Press release Release Number 39 Date April 16, 2017

87 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, 87 insurgents including a local commander of Taliban depended to Daesh killed, 42 insurgents including Taliban’s district governor for the Nawa district wounded, and 5 others arrested.  

This joined operation of the Defense Security Forces was held by supporting of the artillery and air forces in Kapisa , Paktia , Paktika , Maidan Wardak , Khost , Ghazni , Kandahar , Urozgan , Badghis , Farah , Faryab , Kundoz , Sarepul and Helmand provinces.

During these operations, 22 Taliban terrorists killed and 19 wounded in Nawa and Ger districts of Ghazni , 20 insurgents killed and 3 others arrested in Sayed Karam and Ahmad abad districts of Paktia , 9 insurgents killed including a local commander of Taliban (Ahmad Noor) and 8 others wounded ,  16 insurgents killed 7 wounded including Taliban’s district governor for Nawa district ,also , 2 insurgents arrested and 20 mines were seized.

Similarly, 9 insurgents killed and 3 wounded in Chak district of Maidan Wardak ,5 insurgents killed and 1 wounded in Trenkot city , 4 insurgents killed in Khakrez district of Kandahar , 2 killed and 3 wounded in Nadershah Koot and Sabri districts of Khost , 1 insurgent wounded in Chahardara district of Kundoz.

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.