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Statement of MG Waziri, MoD Spokesperson 04 March, 2018

04 Mar 2018 Government Media and Information Center

Opening StatementGreetings and Welcome Dear Journalists!First, I would like to update you on the security situation and following that I will respond to your questions:Afghan National Defense Security Forces has 11 ongoing offensive operations against the enemies in 9 provinces. In addition to that, the Commando Units also have conducted 22 offensive operations in various provinces. The Afghan Air Forces have had 118 flights to support Afghan National Army units over the past 24 hours including 6 direct targets on the enemies’ hideouts.•    As a result of air targets in Darz Aab District of Juzjan province, 20 Daesh fighters were killed, 3 vehicles of enemies were destroyed by ANA forces.•    15 terrorist were killed, 16 others were wounded and 3 vehicles, 2 motor bikes and some weapon and ammunitions were destroyed by ANA forces, as a result of air target in Khas districts of Urazgan province.•    7 terrorists were killed and 6 others were wounded, as a result of clearing operation 2 hideouts, 2 vehicles and 22 mines were destroyed by ANA forces in Nad Ali, Garmser, Garsang districts of Helmand province.•    As a result of clearance operation in Dai Choopan district of Zabul province 3 terrorists were killed and 2 others were wounded.•    As a result of clearance operation in central of Baghlan province 2 terrorists were killed and one other was wounded.•    As a result of IED explosion in Pusht Rood district of Farah province 2 terrorists were killed.•    As a result of clearance operation in Gelan district of Ghazni province 2 terrorists were wounded.The ANA teams of engineers defused 33 IED which were placed by the enemies of our country in different areas.In total, 50 terrorist including 20 Daesh fighters were killed, 20 wounded and 10 others were arrested over the past 24 hours. ANDSF operations in Nangarhar, Farah, Helmand, Ghazni, Faryab, Kunduz, Heart, Baghlan, Logar and Nemroz provinces are rigorously and successfully going on and we will keep you updated on their achievements later.MoD assures the entire nation that the Afghan sons and daughters at ANDSF units having the slogan – God, country and Duty - are ready with all their strength to protect Afghanistan till their last breath and will beat the enemies of Afghanistan in any part of the country.###

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