Wed, Sep

27 ISIS militants among 87 killed in Afghan forces operations: MoD


At least 84 militants including 27 loyalists of ISIS terrorist group were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday.

ANAAccording to a statement by MoD, the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan army, Afghan police, and security personnel from the other institutions, including the Afghan Air Force.
The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Badghis, Herat, Farah, Faryab, Baghlan, Kunduz, and Helmand provinces.
At leat 36 of the militants were killed in Kajaki and Lashkargah district of Helmand province, MoD said, adding that 13 more were wounded, 660 kg of Ammonium Nitrate were confiscated along with 1 landmine and some other type of military equipment.
The 27 ISIS loyalists were killed in Pachera Agam district of Nangarhar province and at least 6 more were wounded while 8 compounds of the terror group were destroyed, MoD said.
The statement also added that 8 Taliban insurgents were killed during a separate operation in Jani Khel district of Paktia and 8 others were killed in Faryab province.
At leat 5 more were killed, 2 were wounded and 7 others were arrested in separate operaions conducted in Uruzgan, Laghman, Herat, and Farah province.