Press Release dated February 17, 2019


54 insurgents were killed in different parts of the country      

Kabul, Afghanistan:  In the past 24 hours, , Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched 18 clearing operations and carried out 82 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 9 airstrikes on enemies’ positions. As a result, 54 insurgents were killed and 31 were wounded and 3 were detained.

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

In these operations, 9 insurgents including Abdul Ayah, Taliban district governor for Char chino district were killed, 2 hideouts, 1 ditch, 1 trench, some weapons and ammunition were destroyed in Chenarto district and capital of Uruzgan. 8 insurgents including Mawlavi Ahad, Taliban deputy shadow district governor for Darqad were killed, 11 were wounded, 4 hideouts were destroyed in Dasht Qala district of Takhar. 8 insurgents were killed, 12 were wounded and 3 were detained in Andar and Muqur districts of Ghazni province. 6 insurgents were killed in Shah Walikut district of Kandahar. 5 insurgents including Mawlavi Lal Mohammad a Taliban Judge, Mawlavi Fazilullah, Abdul Ahmad, Mawlavi Naser and Abdullah Taliban local commanders were killed and one Taliban local commander by the name of Mawlavi Sayed Rahim was wounded in in Baad Pakh district of Laghman Province.

Similarly, 5 ISIS insurgents were killed and 1 hideout was destroyed in in Khogyani district of Nangarhar. Four insurgents killed and 7 wounded in Sayyad district of Sir-e Pol. 4 insurgents were killed and 1 depot of weapon and ammunition was destroyed in Marja and Sangin districts of Helmand. 4 insurgents were killed in ANA response attacks in Gomel district of Paktikah. An insurgent was killed in Farah capital.

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