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ANDSF kill over 1,500 militants during previous week: General Shinwarai

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.
General Ajmal Omar Shinwari, spokesperson for the Afghan security sector, speaks during a press conference in Kabul on July 7, 2021. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces spokesperson General Ajaml Shinwarai said that the forces have conducted 154 military operations in which 1,528 insurgents were killed and over 800 more wounded.

During the operations conducted in 20 provinces, 16 militants were taken hostages, Shinwarai added.

The operations include land operations, airstrikes, and artillery shells.

The spokesperson of ANDSF said that the forces have been out of defensive stance and are currently in offensive one during the latter stance some attacks have also been repelled.

On casualty of civilians he said, a large number of ANDSF operations were suspended in order to prevent civilian casualties in the country.

General Ajlam Shinwarai accused the Taliban of killing 14 civilians and wounding nearly thirty more during the previous week.

The claim over civilian casualty comes after UNAMA in its latest report said that the past two months were the deadliest in terms of civilian casualties.

As per the report, nearly 4,500 civilian people have been killed and wounded in Afghanistan which is the highest ever since UNAMA started recording the death toll in 2009.

The Taliban in a statement reacted to the number and dubbed it one-sided.

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