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