Five soldiers have embraced martyrdom while 41 militants were killed in latest military operation across the country, Ministry of Defense announced on Monday.
A statement issued Monday morning by the ministry states that the four soldiers embraced martyrdom in insurgent fire and landmine explosions in past 24 hours. The statement does not specify the exact location of the incident.
Ministry of Defense statement furhter states that 41 militants were killed and 32 wounded in military operation during the operations conducted in 15 provinces in past 24 hours.
The operations were carried out in Andar and Waghaz districts of Ghazni province, Gomal District of Paktika, Janikhil District of Paktia, Aqcha and Mardyan districts of Jawzjan, Musakhil and Sabari districts of Khost, Dehrawoud, Charchino and Surab of Urozgan, Gizab and Gujran districts of Daikundi, Nish, Shah Wali Kot, Khakriz and Panjwai districts of Kandahar, Juram, Wardouj, Yamgan and Baharak districts of Badakhshan, Imam Sahib District of Kundoz, Chamtal District of Balkh, Mizan District and Qalat the capital of Zabul province, Aab Kamari District of Badghis, Pusht Rod District of Farah, capital of Sar-i-Pul and Nawzad and Kajaki districts of Helmand province.
Six suspects were also arrested and weapons and ammunition seized by the security forces but the defense ministry has not mentioned its specific number in statement.