Release Number 39 April 14, 2018

47 insurgents were killed

Kabul, Afghanistan:  47 insurgents including 20 ISIS affiliates and a Taliban local commander killed and 37 other 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 and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces in Nangarhar , Kapisa , Ghazni , Loga , Paktia , Kandahar , Urozgan , Zabul , Herat , Farah , Faryab , Kundoz , Jawzjan and Helamd provinces.a

Enemies suffered heavy causalities in these operations.  20 ISIS fighters including Muhammad Yousuf , a  local commander killed and 17 other were wounded in Darab district of Jawzjan. Eight insurgents including a Taliban local commander killed and eight other were wounded in Chesht Sharif district of Herat. Six Taliban terrorists were killed and six other were wounded in Nejrab district of Kapisa. Six insurgents were killed in Khogyani district of Nangarhar.

Similarly, five insurgents were killed and eight other were wounded in Balablok district of Farah. One insurgent was killed, one was wounded, two motorbikes and some round of weapons and ammunition destroyed in Andar district of Ghazni. One insurgent was killed in Helmand capital.

21 clearing operations, 68 Special Forces’ operations were carried out in 13 provinces in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces, also, conducted 63 freights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 13 airstrikes on enemies’ sanctuaries.

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


National Defense Ministry, Press Office