Five Afghan soldiers have been killed and another two injured after improvised explosive device blew up in Ghazni province, according to the Ministry of Defence Wednesday.
The blast happened in a village called Shahghasi of Ghazni province, the MoD said in a statement.
No further information was given.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior released a statement that 20 armed insurgents have been killed, four have been wounded and 11 others arrested in the past day.
Fifteen joint clearance operations conducted by Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, NDS and Isaf forces were launched in Kabul, Kapisa, Kandahar, Helmand, Logar, Ghazni, and Paktiya provinces.
The casualties and arrests happened as a result of these clearance maneuvers.
Also, during the operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated 17 different types of weapons, one rocket launcher, one PKM machine gun, 177 light and heavy rounds, 20 kilograms of explosive materials, 11 anti-vehicle mines, one hand grenade, one vehicle and five motorbikes.