Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi, confirmed the incident however he did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident.
Gen. Azimi further added that 27 militants were also killed during military operations conducted by Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in the past 24 hours.
He said at least 24 others inducing two Pakistanis were also injured during the operations and seven others were arrested.
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers also confiscated four motorcycles, two suicide bombing vests and 53 improvised explosive device (IED) during the operations, Azimi said.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.