Release Number: 282 Date: September 13, 2017

70 Taliban terrorists killed   

Kabul-Afghanistan:  70 insurgents including seven local commander of Taliban and three ISIS affiliates were killed and 47 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,Kandahar,Zabul,Oruzgan,Badghis,Balkh,Faryab and Helmand provinces.

 Enemies suffered heavy casualties in these operations. 53 insurgents including seven local Taliban commanders each Fazel Karim , Abdul Hakim , Hameedullah , Mawlawi Taher , Mawlawi Esmail ,Qari yousuf and Hamza killed , 35 others wounded and 21 rounds of weapons destroyed in Bargmatal district of Nooristan. Five insurgents killed, two wounded and four motorbikes destroyed in Maiwand district of Kandahar. Four insurgents killed, two wounded and two vehicles destroyed in Nawa district of Helmand.

Similarly, three ISIS fighters killed in Achin district of Nangarhar. Four insurgents killed and three wounded in Andar district of Ghazni. One insurgent was killed and five others wounded in Meezan and Shahr-e-Safa districts of Zabul.

14 clearing operations, 12 Special Forces’ operations were carried out in 12 provinces in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Force, also, conducted 103 freights supporting Afghan National army and carried out 21 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.  

National Defense Ministry, Press Office