Release Number 90 Date May 14, 2017

47 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, 27 insurgents including 2 local commanders of Taliban were killed, 20 insurgents including a local commander of Taliban wounded, 2 others were detained.

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

During these operations, in Nesh district of Qandahar , 10 insurgents killed , 6 wounded and 2 others arrested with two motorbikes , in Maieand district , 10 insurgents killed and 7 wounded when their planted mine exploded.

Similarly, in Doab district of Samangan, 7 insurgents including 2 Group leaders of Taliban (Mawlawi Jalal and Zareef) killed and 7 others including Taliban commander (Mawlawi Shamshad) wounded, enemy’s hideouts destroyed some combat equipment and weaponry were also discovered and seized.

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