The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 130 insurgents were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours.
A statement by MoD said, The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people in the past 24 hours, also defeating the insurgents in different parts of the country, and as a result 130 insurgents including 46 Daesh affiliates and a local commander of Taliban were killed, 24 wounded and 3 others arrested.
The statement further added that joint operation of the Defense Security Forces were held supported by the artillery and air forces in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Parwan, Paktia, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Herat, Kundoz, Faryab, Baghlan, and Helmand provinces.
“During these operations, in Dehrawod and Trenkot districts of Urozgan, 30 Taliban insurgents killed and 4 wounded , in Achin , Chaparhar and Khogyano districts of Nangarhar, 56 insurgents including 46 Daesh affiliates were killed, 2 wounded, and 4 hideouts and a vehicle were destroyed. In Nahrsaraj district of Helmand , 11 insurgents killed including a local commander of Taliban, 13 wounded, 22 vehicles loaded of ammunition destroyed,” the statement added.
According to MoD, the Afghan National Army as the nation’s defense forces, are ready to give sacrifice to ensure peace and security for people and has strong determination to eliminate terror groups.