The Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed a deadly insider attack in southern Zabul province, saying the ministry has launched a probe and will share its findings soon.
According to a statement released by MoD, the Taliban militants launched the attack in security posts with the help of their infiltrators in the center of Zabul province.
The statement further added that 11 army soldiers and 6 policemen lost their lives in the attack.
Meanwhile, the Zabul Provincial Council officials have said a group of 8 Taliban infiltrators launched the attack, killing at least 37 army and police personnel.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
The latest insider attack in Zabul takes place amid ongoing efforts to end the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.
The U.S. and Taliban signed a peace deal in Qatari capital of Doha late last month after almost 18 months of negotiations aimed at finding a political solution to end the conflict in Afghanistan.
On the other hand, there are concerns that the ongoing violence in certain parts of the country could derail the peace process as the Taliban militants sporadically continue to their attacks in remote parts of the country.
The U.S. military and government officials have also expressed concerns regarding the sporadic attacks in remote parts of Afghanistan, warning that such could undermine the peace process.