Afghan armyAt least five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred in the latest wave of violence, defense officials said Tuesday.

Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan soldiers lost their lives following roadside improvised explosive device (IED) attack.

He said the incident took place in the past 24 hours but did not disclose the exact location where the Afghan soldiers were martyred.

In the meantime, Azimi said at least 25 militants were killed and 32 others were injured during the operations led by Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.

According to Gen. Azimi, the operations were conducted in 5 different provinces where different types of weapons, ammunition and explosives were also confiscated.

He said Afghan armed forces discovered and defused 49 rounds of improvised explosive device (IED) during the operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.