Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi, confirmed the soldiers were martyred in the past 24 hours. However, he did not disclose further information regarding the exact locations where the soldiers were martyred.
Gen. Azimi further added that the five soldiers were apart from the four Afghan army soldiers who were martyred following a roadside explosion in capital Kabul on Monday morning.
He said Afghan army soldiers also confiscated and neutralized 105 rounds of improvised explosive device (IED) during the operations in the past 24 hours.
The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use improvised explosive device (IED) to target Afghan and coalition security forces.
According to security officials, the Afghan army deaths stands at 4 service members daily on average which is mainly caused due to improvised explosive device (IED) attacks.
Improvised explosive device (IED) attacks are also the major contributor to civilian casualties in Afghanistan, as civilians are mostly targeted in roadside bombings.
According to Azimi, an Afghan child was also killed following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in western Herat province of Afghanistan around 6:00 am local time.