Press Release dated November 7, 2018

35 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 13 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 97 flights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 4 airstrike on enemies’ positions. As a result, 35 insurgents were killed, 34 were wounded and 4 others were arrested.

The operation was conducted by the Afghan National Army Forces in Nangarhar,Kunar,Kapisa,Paktika,Ghazni,Maidanwardak,Kandahar,Zabul,Farah,Samangan,Baghlan,Faryab,Sarepul,Nimroz and Helmand provinces.

In these operations, 11 insurgents were killed and 13 others were wounded in Nijrab district of Kapisa. 8 insurgents were killed and 3 others were wounded in Surma Qala district of Sarepul.6 insurgents were killed and 11 others were wounded in Balablok district of Farah. 5 insurgents were killed and 3 others were wounded in Pashtonkot district of Farah. 1 insurgent was killed, 2 were wounded, 4 were arrested and 3 hideouts were destroyed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan.

Similarly, an ISIS insurgent was killed in Dehbala district of Nangarhar and 1 other was killed in Watapor district of Kunar. 1 insurgent was killed, 2 were wounded, a motorcycle and some round of weapons and ammunition seized in Khashrod district of Nimroz. 1 insurgent was killed and 1 other was wounded in Sangen district of Helmand.

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