The Ministry of Defense says 10 Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike by Afghan Air Forces (AAF) in Helmand province.
MoD said on Tuesday that Afghan Air Forces targeted a gathering of Taliban fighters who were planning to attack security forces’ positions last night.
The airstrike took place in Nahr-e-Siraj district of Helmand province, statement reads.
Recently, defense forces airstrikes have intensified against the group as Taliban attacks expanded over security forces’ positions.
The Taliban have escalated the war across the country, according to experts, the group’s goal in intensifying war and offensive clashes is to gather scores in the Intra-Afghan peace negotiations.