Wed, Sep

14 Military Operations Underway Across Afghanistan: MoD


special-forcesAfghan military forces are engaged with 14 operations around the country, clashing with insurgents in nine provinces, officials from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday.

The counter-insurgency clearing operations are being conducted in Helmand, Ghazni, Paktika, Nangarhar, Kunar, Herat, Faryab, Kunduz and other parts of the country, MoD spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.

"Right now, we have 14 operations in nine provinces of the country, some which were planned and several still ongoing," Waziri said. "In Moqur district of Ghazni province, in which 37 insurgents were killed and 26 other injured, seven masked armed men were also among the dead [...] and we don't have any casualties so far."

"We are concerned that if the central government does not take action quickly regarding security in Kunduz, soon, the insurgents will take the control of this province," Kunduz MP Fatema Aziz said on Friday.

On Thursday night, Kunduz Police Chief Abdul Saboor Nasrati said Taliban insurgents attacked a number of security posts in the province and clashed with the security forces for several hours, ultimately leaving two policemen and 22 insurgents dead.

Meanwhile, officials in Faryab province also said that insurgents attacked military outposts on Thursday night. "Four enemies have been killed in the attack and three other of them were injured," Provincial Police Chief Mohammad Nabi Elham said.