Afghan special forces kill over 6,000 militants in 9 months

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:18 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 72 times

Afghan army's special forces have killed as many as 6,101 militants including Taliban and Islamic State fighters over the last nine months, their commander said Monday.

 

Bismillah Waziri, the commander of the army’s Special Operations Corps, said that the forces conducted 150 special raids and 500 planned operations over the period.

He said that the operations also wounded nearly 400 insurgents. 443 more were arrested, according to the official.

Waziri said that the operations also resulted in the destruction of 15 militant command centers and three of their prisons controlled by the Taliban.

He warned militants to join peace or face elimination.

Afghan Army’s Special Operations Division was promote to the level of corps last year with an aim to increase the number of the forces to more than 30,000.

Special forces carry out nearly 70 percent of the army’s offensive operations across the country.