afghan-soldierAt least seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following militants direct fire and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan army soldiers were martyred in the past 48 hours.

A statement by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan soldiers were martyred due to Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion and direct fire by militants, using heavy weapons.

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

The Taliban-led insurgency have been rampant since the group launched it’s summer offensive earlier this year.

Taliban militants and other insurent grouops frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice 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.

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