Afghan defense ministry officials following a press release on Saturday announced, an Afghan soldier was killed following roadside bomb explosion at Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province on Friday.

The source further added, another Afghan soldier was injured in a separate incident at Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on the same day.

Afghan defense ministry officials also added Afghan national army soldiers discovered and seized some weapons, ammunitions and explosives following military operations at Ghazni, Paktia and southern Helmand province.

In the meantime Afghan interior ministry following a statement announced at least 3 militants were killed, 2 of them were injured and 18 others were detained following military operations by Afghan police, Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition securit forces.

The statement further added the operations were conducted at Kabul, Helmand, Zabul and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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