Press Release dated February 16, 2019


90 insurgents were killed in different parts of the country      

Kabul, Afghanistan:  In the past 24 hours, , Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 12 clearing operations and carried out 79 Special Forces tasks in different parts of the country in order to remove security threats and ensure security. Afghan Air Forces also conducted 82 flights supporting Afghan National Army and carried out 14 airstrikes on enemies’ positions. As a result, 90 insurgents were killed and 41 were wounded.

These operations were conducted by the Afghan National Army Forces and with the support of Air forces in Kapisa, Parwan, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Badghis, Farah, Sir-e Pol, Balkh, Takhar and Helmand provinces.

In these operations, 34 insurgents were killed, 3 were wounded in Khas Uruzgan district and capital of Uruzgan province. 12 insurgents were killed, 17 were wounded in Farah capital. 10 insurgents were killed, 11 were wounded and 2 motorbikes were destroyed in Sayyad district of Sir-e Pol province. 10 insurgents were killed, 4 were wounded and 3 motorbikes were destroyed in Andar district of Ghazni. 10 insurgents were killed in Shorabak district of Kandahar.

Similarly, 7 insurgents were killed and 6 were wounded in Gurziwan district of Faryab. 4 insurgents were killed in Zarmat district of Paktia. 2 insurgents were killed, 3 motorbikes and 2 weapons were seized in Highway of Samangan-Baghalan. An insurgent was killed and a Sniper rifle was destroyed in Bala Murghab district of Badghis.

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