Thu, Aug

In Several Joint Security Operations, 123 Armed Taliban Killed



In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.

The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Kandahar, Zabul, Laghman, Parwan, Kapisa, Paktiya and Helmand provinces, as a result 123 armed Taliban members were killed, 46 wounded and one was arrested by Afghan National Security Forces. Several local Taliban commanders named Mullah Sarajuddin, Mullah Mir, Mullah Mohammad, Abdul Wudod also known as Zarqawi and Siafuddin Kochi are among the dead, and Taliban suffered the heaviest casualty in Nangarhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces. Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered, confiscated and defused light and heavy rounds ammunition and tens of IEDs.The discovery and defusing of IEDs show that the ANP now are more professional and experienced, and are able to protect civilians and this is a good step forward in improving the security and stability in the country.Afghan National Police encourages all citizens to report suspicious activities and criminal acts.