Release Number: 175 Date: July 12, 2017

38 insurgents were killed in various parts of the country

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, 38 insurgents including 2 ISIS fighters were killed, 26 others were wounded.

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

During these operations, in Alishing and Alingar districts of Laghman province, 11 insurgents were killed and 12 others were wounded, in Balablok district of Farah, 9 Taliban terrorists were killed and 11 others were wounded, in Watapor and Shegal districts of Kunar , 6 insurgents were killed and 3 others were wounded , in Chora district of Oruzgan , 5 insurgents were killed and 2 others were wounded.

Similarly, 2 ISSI insurgents were killed in Achin district of Nangarhar , 1 insurgent was killed and a vehicle destroyed in Marja district of Helmand , 2 insurgents killed and 5 wounded in Shahjoi district of Zabul , 2 insurgents killed and 2 others wounded in Andar district of Ghazni and Geelan district of Paktika.

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