Release Number: 176 Jun 9, 2018

23 insurgents killed and wounded in Takhar province

Kabul, Afghanistan: in order to bring security and stability, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched clearing operation “Toofan 10” in Gurtapa village, Khawaja Ghar district, Takhar province. As a result, 17 insurgents including Abdullah, key Taliban commander killed and 6 other were wounded.

Gurtapa village was cleared of insurgents as a result of the operation. The search and clearing operation will continue until complete removal of insurgents.

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