At least 14 militants including 4 local commanders of the Taliban group was killed during the clearance operations. Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the militants were killed during the joint clearance and counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours.
According to a statement by MoD, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people also defeating the insurgents in different parts of the country that as a result, 13 insurgents including 4 Taliban’s Local commanders and 3 ISIS members killed and 1 other wounded. This joined operation of the Defense Security Forces was held by supporting of the artillery and air forces in Nangarhar , Kapisa , Urozgan , Herat , Faryab , Badakhshan and Helmand Province. During these operations, in Sangin district of Helmand province 6 insurgents including 4 Taliban’s Local commanders ( Hijrat , Jahadmal , Ghairat and Haqyar) killed , in Karan and Manjan districts of Badakhshan province 3 insurgents killed , in Dehbala district of Nangarhar 3 ISIS members killed , in Qarghayee district of Laghman province , 1 insurgent killed and 1 wounded. Afghan National Army as nation’s defense force are ready to give sacrifice to ensure peace and security for people and has strong determination to eliminate terror groups.