Afghan defense ministry officials following a statement on Sunday announced, at least 9 Afghan national army soldiers were killed or injured following militants attack and improvised explosive device blasts across the country.

The source further added one Afghan soldier killed and five others were injured after an improvised explosive device went off in eastern Ghazni province.

In a separate incident in Shegal district of eastern Kunar province an Afghan national army soldier was killed in militants attack.

Meanwhile another Afghan soldier was killed and another was injured in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan.

Afghan national army soldiers also seized some weapons ammunitions during the military operations, Afghan defense officials said adding that Afghan soldiers seized at least 9 improvised explosive devices from Helamnd, Kunar and Farah provinces of Afghanistan.

In the meantime Afghan interior ministry following a statement on Sunday announced at least 33 Taliban militants were killed in Afghan police operations during the past 24 hours.

Afghan interior ministry following the statement further added Afghan police forces conducted at 11 joint military operations in coordination with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition security forces in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Logar, Ghazni, Paktika and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan.

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

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