The operation were conducted in Herat, Takhar, Badakhshan, Helmand, Kunar, Paktiya, Ghazni, Farah, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Maidan Wardak, Badghis, Uruzgan, Daikundi, and Khost provinces where nine different types of Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) were also defused by the security forces.
17 other insurgents were also wounded during confrontation with Afghan National Security Forces while two of them arrested.
With some 350, 000 soldiers, after taking full security responsibility from NATO forces this year, Afghan National Security Forces have stepped up their operations against insurgents. According to the official data, since the beginning of this year hundreds of insurgents have been killed.
NATO ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on December 1, 2014 and now runs Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan which is a non-combat mission centralized on Training, Advising and assisting the Afghan National Security Forces and its institutions against the insurgents.
Some 13, 000 troops from the US and other NATO member countries are reportedly be the part of NATO’s Resolute and Support Mission in Afghanistan.