Release Number: 177 Jun 9, 2018

98 insurgents were killed

Kabul, Afghanistan:  Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 8 clearing operations, 93 combat operations including 2 Special Forces’ operations in different parts of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces, also, conducted 83 freights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 10 airstrikes on enemies’ sanctuaries.   As a result, 98 insurgents were killed and 59 other were wounded.

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 , Ghazni , Oruzgan , Kandahar , Farah , Faryab , Baghlan , Takhar and Helmand provinces.

Enemies suffered heavy causalities in these operations. 53 insurgents were killed and 29 other were wounded in Andar, Aaband and Khawaja Omari districts of Ghazni. 17 insurgents including Abdullah, Taliban local commander killed and 6 other were wounded in Khawaja Ghar district of Takhar. 10 insurgents were killed and 7 other were wounded in Purchaman district of Farah.

Similarly, 9 insurgents were killed and 14 other were wounded in Khakriz district of Kandahar. 6 ISIS fighters were killed and two bases were destroyed in Dehbala district of Nangarhar. 3 insurgents were killed in Chora district of Oruzgan.

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