Press Release dated November 6, 2018

17 insurgents killed in different parts of the country

Kabul, Afghanistan:  In the past 24 hours, on the receipt of intelligence tips, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 9 clearing operations and 101 Special Forces tasks in different parts of the country in order to remove security threats and ensure security. Afghan Air Forces also conducted 96 flights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 7 airstrike on enemies’ positions. As a result, 17 insurgents were killed, 3 were wounded and 2 others were arrested.

The operation was conducted by the Afghan National Army Forces in Nangarhar,Laghman,Ghazni,Logar,Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Zabul, Samangan, Baghlan and Helmand provinces.

In these operations, 6 insurgents were killed and 2 others were arrested in Dehbala, Achin and Behsod districts of Nangarhar. 5 insurgents were killed and 1 other was wounded in Alishang district of Laghman. 3 insurgents were killed in Marja and Nad Ali districts of Helmand.

Similarly, Niazullah, Salangi, Arab Tapa , Afghan Tapa , Akakhel ,Essa Khel and Ahmadzai villages were cleared of insurgents in Pulkhumri district of Baghlan. 3 insurgents were killed, 2 were wounded, 2 motorcycles were sized , 28 IEDs and 150 kg explosives destroyed as well. Bacha-Mazar  , Shabnam , Qadoq, Qadam Ali, Gorzpanch,Bek Mohammad and Wazirkai villages were cleared of insurgents in Dara-e-Sof district of Samangan.

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