Press office Release Number: 173 Date: July 10, 2017


69 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, 69 insurgents including 9 Daesh fighters were killed, 39 insurgents were wounded, 4 others including a local commander of Taliban detained.

This joined operation of the Defense Security Forces was held by supporting of the artillery and air forces in Nangarhar , Kapisa , Paktia , Paktika , Khost , Logar , Kandahar , Zabul , Farah , Badghis , Kundoz , Faryab , Balkh , Takhar and Helmand provinces.

During these operations, in Jaji Aryoub district of Paktia , 8 insurgents were killed , in Achin district of Nangarhar , 9 ISIS insurgents were killed , in Trenkot city , Oruzgan province , 12 insurgents killed and 9 others wounded , 73 rounds of mines were discovered and defused , in Chamtal district of Balkh , 21 insurgents were killed and 21 others were wounded.

Similarly , in Sheren Tagab district of Faryab , 6 insurgents killed and 4 wounded , in Muhamad Agha district of Logar , 11 Taliban terrorists were killed and 5 others were wounded , in Qarghaye district of Laghman , 2 insurgents were killed , in Ghani Khel district of Nangarhar , 4 insurgents  including a commander of Taliban arrested.

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

National Defense Ministry Press Office