Release Number 280 Date September 12, 2017

53 Taliban terrorists killed   

 Kabul-Afghanistan:  53 insurgents including a local commander of Taliban and three members of Alqaida group were killed and 17 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,Nooristan,Kapisa,Paktia,Ghazni,Logar,Kandahar,Zabul,Oruzgan,Herat,Badghis,Balkh,Faryab and Helmand provinces.

Enemies suffered heavy casualties in these operations. 19 insurgents including a Pakistani national killed and a weapon-packed car destroyed in Nawa district of Helmand. 11inusrgents including a local commander of Taliban by the name of Qari yousuf killed and nine others wounded in Bargmatal district of Nooristan. Seven insurgents killed in Chora district of Oruzgan and three Alqaida terrorists killed in
Lalpur district of Nangarhar.

Similarly, five insurgents killed, one wounded and a vehicle destroyed in Baraki Barak district of Logar. Four insurgents killed and five others wounded in Qarabagh district of Ghazni. Four insurgents killed, two wounded, three barrels of explosives and some fighting positions destroyed in Maiwand district of Kandahar.

15 clearing operations, 13 Special Forces’ operations were carried out in 14 provinces in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Force, also, conducted 132 freights supporting Afghan National army and carried out 12 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.