Defense ministry of Afghanistan says that three Afghan National Army soldiers have embraced martyrdom in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion.
A statement issued by the Defense Ministry on Wednesday morning does not specify the exact location of the incident but states that in took place in past 24 hours.
The statement further states that 48 insurgents were also killed and 69 others injured during the past 24 hours while in confrontations with the Afghan National Army occurred in six provinces.
According to the statement 13 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were also discovered and defused by the military.
In the meantime, a statement issued by the Interior Ministry states that nine insurgents were killed in police operations in past 24 hours.
Interior Ministry statement further states that the operations were conducted in Kabul, Khost, Paktika, Laghman, Paktiya, Helmand, Ghazni, Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Nimroz and Faryab provinces.
Afghan National Police were also assisted by the Afghan National Army soldiers and personnel from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) where six IEDs were also defused by the security forces, the statement adds.