According to a statement released by the ministry of defense of Afghanistan, three Afghan national army soldiers were killed and injured during military operations in the past 24 hours.

The statement further added, at least 1 Afghan national army soldier was killed and another was injured at Charchino district of southern Zabul province while another Afghan soldier was injured at Charkh district of eastern Logar province.

Afghan defense officials did not disclose further information regarding the exact nature of the incident which killed and injured Afghan army service members.

Afghan national army soldiers discovered and seized 6 improvised explosive device during military operation at Khoshamand district of eastern Paktia province, the statement.

In a seperate military operation Afghan army soldiers seized an improvised explosive device at Shinkai district of southern Zabul province and another roadside bomb was discovered and seized at Dilaram district of western Nimroz province.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the operations.