Afghan defense ministry following a statement on Monday announced at least 12 Afghan national army soldiers were killed or injured following roadside bomb explosion and militants attack during the past 24 hours.

The source further added at least 6 Afghan soldiers were killed and 6 others were injured following militants attack at Laghman, Paktiya and Logar provinces of Afghanistan.

Afghan national army soldiers also seized some weapons, ammunitions and explosives during the operations at Uruzgan, Baghlan, Paktiya and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan, defense ministry officials said.

In the meantime Afghan Interior Ministry following a separate statement announced at least 21 Taliban militants were killed during military operations by Afghan national police forces.

The officials further Afghan police forces conducted 15 separate military operations in conjunction with the Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition security forces at Kabul, Kunar, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak and Logar provinces of Afghanistan.

Afghan Interior Ministry officials following the statement also added at least 2 Taliban militants were injured and 19 others were detained during the operations.

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