Afghan armed forces spokesman General Ajmal Shinwari said Wednesday the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have carried out 278 separate operations in seven provinces in the past week as they battle the Taliban.
Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Shinwari said in this time, more than 2,360 insurgents have been killed, 1,412 wounded and 182 arrested including eight members of Daesh. He also said at least 14 districts have so far been reclaimed after they fell to the Taliban.
He stated that Wakhan district in Badakhshan is also back under ANDSF control.
Shinwari said ANDSF were pushing back the Taliban in Badghis and that the provincial commander has taken the necessary measures to safeguard the province.
Shinwari also said that in the past week the Taliban carried out five suicide attacks, 70 IED explosions and 27 assassinations - killing at least 43 civilians and wounding 170 others.
According to him, the ANDSF is well prepared to handle the current conflict war in the country.