Release Number 281 Aug 6, 2018


ANA Clearing operations successfully underway

Kabul, Afghanistan:  Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 10 clearing operations and 85 Special Forces operations in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces also conducted 94 flights supporting Afghan National Army Forces that as a result, 86 insurgents were killed, 32 were wounded and 3 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 , Kunar , Ghazni , Paktia , Logar , Oruzgan , Herat , Faryab , Kundoz , Takhar , Nimroz and Helmand provinces.

25 insurgents were killed, 8 were wounded and one suspects arrested with an AK47 in Lezamangal and Etlaqbek districts, Paktia capital. 20 insurgents were killed, 10 were wounded and two female Pakistani nationals arrested in Garmser, Nad Ali and Greshk districts of Helmand. 14 insurgents were killed, 4 were wounded and 14 IEDs were defused in Oruzgan capital. 8 insurgents were killed and 3 others were wounded in Ghormach district of Faryab. 7 insurgents were killed and a DSHK weapon destroyed in Arza district of Logar.

Similarly, 5 insurgents were killed and 4 other were wounded in Batikot district of Nangarhar. A Taliban local commander killed and a sniper rifle destroyed in Shendand district of Herat. 4 insurgents were killed and 3 other were wounded in Baharak district of Takhar. 2 insurgents were killed and 5 IEDs were defused in Delaram district of Nimroz.

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.