Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    7 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

107 insurgents killed in Afghanistan in one month: official

(Xinhua)

08:47, November 24, 2011

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi (L) and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson attend a press conference in Kabul, on Nov. 23 2011. A total of 107 insurgents had been killed in Afghanistan over the past month, a spokesman for Afghan Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Omid)

KABUL, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- A total of 107 insurgents had been killed in Afghanistan over the past month, a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

"Some 107 armed insurgents had been killed and 98 more insurgents injured during military operations and armed clashes in different parts of the country over the past one month," General Zahir Azimi told reporters in a weekly press briefing here.

According to Azimi, the Afghan army, during joint and independent operations with NATO-led coalition forces, have also detained 511 suspected insurgents all over the country in the same period of time.

However, he also confirmed some 65 personnel of the Afghan National Army were also killed over the last one month in military operations, direct clashes with insurgents and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks elsewhere in the country.

Afghan officials often use the word "insurgents" referring to the Taliban.

Taliban insurgents, who have intensified activities since the militant group announced to launch a spring offensive against Afghan security forces and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan on May 1, have yet to make comments.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:实习生1)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. The village bookworm of 31 years

  2. Nightlife in China's cities

  3. Sichuan police hold tactical contest

  4. Pupils' journey back home covered with dust

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Addressing climate change
  2. Reviled 1 percent are not all wicked
  3. China must avoid Europe's mistakes
  4. China marks 10 years as partner in world trade
  5. Media distorted train crash claims: expert
  6. Return to reason for real estate
  7. A reality check for Washington
  8. Improving education quality in rural areas
  9. Further healthcare reform
  10. Cyber cooperation needed

What's happening in China

'Speak Shanghainese' wins recruits

  1. China's zero-tariff treatment gains wide acclaim
  2. 5 die in 40 vehicle pile-up in C China
  3. Chinese college grads to hit 6.8M in 2012
  4. Accountants investigate score fixing
  5. Truck fees lead to police sackings

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival