Three soldiers embraced martyrdom and 19 militants were killed in separate military operations across the country in past 24 hours, General Zahir Azimi spokesman for the Ministry of Defense announced to Khaama.
General Zahir Azimi in a statement says that three soldiers embraced martyrdom due to a blast and enemy fire.
He has not written the exact location of the enemy actions in the statement issued.
General Azimi further says that 19 militants were killed during separate military operations in two provinces in past 24 hours.
According to General Azimi’s statement 16 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were also discovered and defused by the military in past 24 hours.
According to a UN report published recently IEDs are the second biggest cause of increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
Seven civilians including four children lost their lives when their Rickshaw vehicle ran over a landmine in Khashroad District of southwestern Nimroz province yesterday.