Five soldiers have embraced martyrdom while 63 insurgents killed in separate military operations across the country, ministries of defense and interior announced on Wednesday.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Defense states that the five soldiers embraced martyrdom in security operations.

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In the meantime, a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior states that 63 militants were killed and 61 others wounded in separate military operations in eleven provinces in past 24 hours.

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The operations were jointly conducted by Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and personnel from NDS in Badakhshan, Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz, Baghlan, Herat, Kandahar, Zabul, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika and Paktiya provinces.

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An unspecified number of ammunition and weapons were also seized by the security forces during these operations, interior ministry statement adds.

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