Release Number 278 Date September 10, 2017

29 Taliban terrorists killed

 Kabul-Afghanistan:  29 insurgents including three local Taliban commanders were killed and 15 others were wounded in Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’ joint operations in different parts of Afghanistan.

During these operations in the past 24 hours, Afghan National and Defense Security forces  shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions by artilleries and air force in    Nangarhar,Kunar,Nooristan,Kapisa,Paktia,Logar,Oruzgan,Badghis,Balkh,Faryab and Helmand provinces.

Enemies suffered heavy casualties in these operations. 13 insurgents including three Taliban local commanders by the name of Abdul Hakim, Hamedullah and Rahman Wazir were killed, and 11 others were wounded in Sarkanu district and Dara-e-Sheltan area, Kunar province. Six Taliban terrorists were killed and some round of weapon and ammunition destroyed in Bargmatal district of Nooristan. Four insurgents were killed, one was wounded and a motorbike was destroyed in Khas Oruzgan district of Oruzgan.

Similarly, two insurgents were killed in Espes region, capital of Logar province. Two insurgents were killed and one was wounded in Yaftal district of Badahshan. Two insurgents were killed and three others were wounded in Washer and Sangeen districts of Helmand.

13 clearing operations, 17 Special Forces’ operations were carried out in ten provinces in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Force, also, conducted 94 freights supporting Afghan National army and carried out 17 airstrikes on enemies’ sanctuaries.

Afghan National Army as the nation’s defense forces, are ready to give sacrifices to bring lasting peace and security to the people and are determined to eradicate terror groups in Afghanistan.