Seven Afghan National Army soldiers were killed in a landmine explosion, while 21 insurgents have been killed in military operations in past 24, according to a statement issued by the Afghan ministry of defense Thursday morning.
The statement did not specify the exact location of the explosion. It added that the insurgents were killed in six provinces.
As per the information of the statement 17 other insurgents were injured during the operations and 15 arrested.
50 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were also defused during the operations.
In the meantime, a statement issued by the media office of Maidan Wardak Province states that an insurgent was killed in own mine explosion in Narkh District last night.
The statement added that two other insurgents were accompanying the one killed but they escaped following the explosion.
According to the statement, the three insurgents were planting a landmine in Awalkhil area that exploded on them.
Also, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have seized heavy quantity of explosives, weapons and ammunition in the jurisdictions of Narkh, Sayed Abad and Chak Districts.