The officials further added, the incident took place in Greshk district of southern Helmand province killing at least 2 Afghan army soldiers and injuring 2 others.
Afghan national army soldiers also seized some weapons, ammunitions and explosives including 4 improvised explosive devices during the military operations across the country.
According to a statement released by Afghan defense ministry, Afghan army soldiers seized at least 1 AK-47 rifle from Almar district of Faryab district, 1 AK-47 rifle along with a pistol from Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, 6 improvised explosive devices from Zabul province, 2 improvised explosive devices from Zurmat district in Paktia province and 2 improvised explosive devices from Syedabad district of Maidan Wardak province.
In the meantime local security officials in eastern Ghazni province announced Afghan and coalition security forces detained 5 insurgents including a Taliban leader at Moqor district.
However Taliban militants denied the reports and said the detainees were 3 Madrasa students.