According to local authorities in eastern Kapisa province at least 3 Afghan national army soldiers were injured following a roadside bomb explosion in this province.

Provincial security chief spokesman Asadullah Hamidi said, the incident took place on Friday morning at Ghazi Khel area.

Taliban group claimed respnsibility behind the incident and said at least 5 Afghan national army soldies were killed following the incident.

In the meantime at least 8 militants were killed and 4 others were injured following clashes between Afghan police forces and armed militants at southern Kandahar province, provincial governor media office said.

The incident took place on Thursday night at Shahwali Kot district in this province. Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.