ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (KUNA) -- At least five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in separate attacks by the rebels in different parts of Afghanistan, said the Defence Ministry on Wednesday.
According to the ministry, four of the soldiers were killed and one wounded during a bomb blast in the Khak-i-Sufaid district of western Farah Province of Afghanistan. A senior Afghan police official said that a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into an Afghan security check post near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Chaman.
Another soldier was killed in a security incident in the Sangin district of southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, said the ministry. The relevant statement added that several armed rebels were killed and weapons and ammunition seized during separate operations in various parts of the country.
The Afghan security forces have taken control of security across the country in June, as the foreign NATO/ISAF forces prepare to leave Afghanistan by end of 2014. (end) sbk.wsa KUNA 061324 Nov 13NNNN