At least 17 Taliban militants were killed or wounded in separate airstrikes conducted by coalition forces in Nad-e-Ali and Nahr-e-Saraj districts of Helmand province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the first airstrike was carried out at around 12am local time on Sunday, targeting a Taliban compound which left 4 militants dead and another militant wounded.

The statement further added that the second airstrike was carried out at around 2am local time in Nahr-e-Saraj district which also targeted a Taliban compound.

At least 10 militants were killed and two others were wounded in the second airstrike, the provincial government added in its statement.

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