Press Release April 03, 2019
April 03, 2019
76 Taliban Terrorists Were Killed in Different Parts of the Country
Kabul, Afghanistan: In order to remove security threats and ensure security to the people of Afghanistan, in the past 24 hours, Afghan National Army launched 9 joint clearance operations and conducted 82 Special Forces operations in different parts of the country. Afghan Air Forces conducted 132 flights and carried out 15 airstrikes on enemies’ positions in support of these operations.
As a result, 76 Taliban terrorists were killed, 24 were wounded and 10 terrorists including 5 suspects were detained.
These operations were conducted in Badghis Badakhshan, Faryab, Farah, Helmand, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Kunar, Baghalan, Balkh and Nimruz provinces.
Badghis: Bala Murghab & Jawand districts, 26 terrorists were killed, 3 were wounded & an 82mm-artillery was destroyed in airstrikes carried by Resolute Support in Support of Afghan National Army.
Badakhshan: Arghanj-Khwa district, 15 terrorists were killed, 13 were wounded, the district is fully cleared from terrorists & the clearance operations continues in surrounding areas.
Faryab: Qaysar district, 10 terrorists including Mawlavi Rouhani a Taliban local commander were killed & 5 others terrorists were arrested with amount of weapons & amos in airstrikes carried by Resolute Support in support of operation conducted by Special Brigade.
Farah: Lashjoeen district, 8 terrorists were killed, 4 were wounded & a vehicle was destroyed in response attacks conducted by 2nd Brigade, 207th Zafar Corps.
Helmand: Marja & Sangin districts, 5 terrorists were killed, 2 depots of weapon & amos were destroyed, a radio was seized in airstrikes carried by Resolute Support in support of operation conducted by Special Forces.
Ghazni: Andar, Giro & Qarabagh districts, 6 terrorists were killed, 4 were wounded, 2 vehicles & 2 motorbikes & 5 suspects were detained in airstrikes carried by Resolute Support in Support of response attacks conducted by ANA.
Uruzgan: Nachin area, 2 terrorists were killed in an airstrike carried by Resolute Support in Support of ANA.
Nangarhar: Achin district, 2 ISIS terrorist were killed in an airstrike carried by Resolute Support in Support of ANA.
Kapisa: Tagab district, 2 terrorists were killed in response attacks conducted by 3rd Brigade, 201 Selab Corps.
Similarly, The ANA clearing operations successfully continues in Kunar, Baghalan, Balkh and Nimruz provinces, the details and achievements of these operations will be published soon.
Note: It is with great sadness that during these operations we have lost 3 Afghan National Army heroes who fought with bravery and courage. We shall also mention that 9 other ANA soldiers sustained minor injuries. May the soul of martyrs rest in peace and we wish speedy recovery for those who have been injured. All the bodies of our martyred soldiers have been transported to Kabul to be transferred to their respected families & also the injured soldiers transferred to ANA health facilities.
National Defense Ministry, Directorate of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs