Release Number: 223 July 10, 2018

114 insurgents were killed

Kabul, Afghanistan:  Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 10 clearing operations and 91 Special Forces’ operations in different parts of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces, also, conducted 91 freights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 22 airstrikes on enemies’ sanctuaries.   As a result, 114 insurgents including a Taliban local commander were killed, 66 were wounded and 4 others 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 , Ghazni , Paktia , Kandahar , Oruzgan , Zabul , Farah , Badghis , Faryab , Balkh and Helmand provinces.

Enemies suffered heavy causalities in these operations. 37 insurgents were killed, 23 were wounded, a vehicle and 3motorbikes destroyed in Zana khan, Andar and Moqur districts of Ghazni. 20 insurgents were killed and 28 other were wounded in Purchaman district of Farah. 13 insurgents were killed and one motorbike was destroyed in Daichopan and Shinkai districts of Zabul. 11 insurgents were killed and 7 other were wounded in Chamtal district of Balkh. 9 insurgents were killed and 7 others were wounded in Trenkot, Oruzgan capital.

Similarly, 9 insurgents were killed and 4 other were arrested in Babos area, Logar capital. 6 insurgents were killed and 1 other was wounded in Zazi Aryoub district of Paktia. 5 insurgents were killed in Gerziwan district of Faryab. 2 insurgents were killed in Marja district of Helmand. A Taliban commander and an ISIS affiliate killed in Dehbala district of Nangarhar.

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