Press release Release number 40 Date April 17, 2017

40 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, 40 insurgents including 5 local commanders of Taliban and 4 Daesh fighters killed, 55 insurgents wounded and 2 others arrested.

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

During these operations, 18 insurgents including a local commander of Taliban (Mullah Torjan) killed 21 wounded 14 vehicles destroyed and 27 mines were seized, 6 insurgents killed including 4 local commanders of Taliban in Sayad district of Sarepul, 11 Taliban terrorists killed 14 wounded and adversary’s 3 strong positions destroyed in Kundoz, 4 Daesh terrorists killed in Achin district of Nangarhar.

Similarly, 1 insurgent killed and 3 wounded in Zormat district of Paktia, 1 insurgent wounded in Andar district of Ghazni, 15 insurgents wounded in Nawa district of Helmand also, 2 insurgents arrested in Dehrawood district of Urozgan 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.