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147 insurgents killed as ANDSF makes inroads

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AT-KABUL: Security forces have pummeled enemy strongholds in offensives that have left at least 147insurgents dead and 33others wounded over the past days.

Monday night was deadly for the Taliban, as more than 25 other militants were killed during a clash with security forces in Kandahar province. Police chief’s spokesman, Zia Durrani, said insurgents attacked security check posts close to the Durand Line in Arghistan district. More than 25 militants were killed and 15 others wounded during the clashes that also left 16 Afghan security force members killed or wounded.

About 147 insurgents who were killed in countrywide military operations, the Ministry of Defense said the Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas ofNangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar, Urzgan, Zabul, Herat, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.

In these operations147insurgentswere killed and 33others wounded. Afghan forces during operations succeeded to arrest oneinsurgent handed over them to judicial organs for further inquiry.

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, 62 Taliban fighters including a local commander Mullah Nasib were killed and three others including a local commander Mullah Besmiallah wounded in Marof, Kamran, Kariz and Jahangeer areas of Kandahar, 26 militants were killed and six others wounded in Lashkargah, Marja, Sangeen and Nawah districts of Helmand, 23 insurgents were killed, 13 wounded and a suspect arrested in Grezwan and Khwaja Sabz Posh districts of Faryab, 20 rebels were killed, four wounded and two stronghold belonged to enemy destroyed in Nangarhar province.

Similar, 14 Taliban fighters were killed, four wounded and some weapons destroyed in Chahar Dara and Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz, nine militants were killed and four others wounded in Balablok district of Farah, nine insurgents killed in Zazimaidan district of Khost, for rebels were killed in Shahjoi district of Zabul and two terrorist were wounded in Herat province.

In past 24 hours,13planed clearing operations,and96 Special Forcesoperations conducted in different provinces; also, Air forces conducted 96aerial operations supporting Afghan National army includingninestrikes on enemy’s sanctuaries.

ANAdiscovered 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 terror groups in Afghanistan.