47 insurgents killed in raids
May 8, 2018
AT-KABUL: At least 47 militants have been killed and 44 others received injuries in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said on Tuesday.
In a press release issue here, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives conducted joint military operations against insurgents in different areas of Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Logar, Paktiak, Kandahar, Urzgan, Herat, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Jawzjan and Helmand provinces, in which 47 insurgents including seven local commanders were killed and 44 others wounded.
The Afghan National and Defense Security Forces shelled and bombed the enemies’ positions and sanctuaries by artilleries and air forces.
During these operations in the past 24 hours, 20 Taliban fighters including seven local commanders were killed and 15 others wounded in Barmal district of Paktika–10 insurgents were killed and six others wounded in Tala and Barfak district of Baghlan– six militants were killed and seven others wounded in Andar district of Ghazni–four rebels were killed and one wounded in Chesht-e-Sharif district of Herat–three terrorists were killed and two others injured in Maiwand district of Kandahar province.
Similarly, three insurgents killed and a vehicle destroyed in Chenarto district of Urzgan, one militant was killed in Tagab district of Kapisa, three insurgents wounded in Moqor district of Badghis and two stronghold belonged to Daesh were also destroyed in Darzab district of Jawzjan province.
In past 24 hours, 14 planed clearing operations, and 68 Special Forces operations conducted in different provinces; also, Air Forces conducted 125 aerial operations supporting Afghan National Army including seven strikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.
ANA discovered and confiscated weapons and ammunition in the operations as well.
ANA 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 terrorist groups in Afghanistan.
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