Release Number: 222 July 9, 2018

81 insurgents killed in different parts of the country

Kabul, Afghanistan:  Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 13 clearing operations and 90 Special Forces’ operations in different parts of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces, also, conducted 113 freights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 10 airstrikes on enemies’ sanctuaries.   As a result, 81 insurgents were killed, 36 were wounded and 10 suspects were arrested.

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 , Kunar , Ghazni , Kandahar , Oruzgan , Zabul , Farah , Badghis , Faryab , Balkh , Sarepul , Baghlan and Helmand provinces.

Enemies suffered heavy causalities in these operations. 31 insurgents were killed, 14 were wounded, 3 vehicles and 5 motorbikes were destroyed in Purchaman district of Farah. 17 insurgents were killed, 7 others including, Qudratullah, Taliban shadow governor wounded and 5 others were arrested in Chamtal district of Balkh. 11 insurgents were killed and 7 others were wounded in Dehrawood district and Trenkot city, Oruzgan capital. 6 insurgents were killed and 3 fighting positions were destroyed in Sayad district of Sarepul. 4 insurgents were killed and 6 others were wounded in Moqor district of Ghazni.

Similarly, 4 ISIS fighters were killed in Khogyani district of Nangarhar. 3 insurgents were killed in Kushk Kuhna district of Herat. 2 ISIS fighters were killed and 2 other were wounded in Noorgal district of Kunar. 2 insurgents were killed and 5 others were arrested in Baghlan Markazi district of Baghlan. 1 insurgent was killed in Nahre Saraj district of Helman.

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