The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed at least four militants and injured six others during an operation in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan forces conducted in Khakrez district of the province.

“During clearance operations in Khakrez district, the 205th Corps killed 4 Taliban fighters, wounded 6 and destroyed 6 IEDs,” the sources said.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

This comes as the anti-government armed elements and terrorist groups have been attempting to expand their insurgency in key districts of Kandahar recently.

The Taliban militants launched a rocket attack on Kandahar airfield earlier today but was immediately repulsed by the armed forces.

Kandahar police chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said at least three suspects were arrested a rocket was defused before the militants could carry out further attacks on the airfield.