At least 18 Taliban militants were killed in the airstrikes which were conducted in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The informed military sources said Sunday that the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Chak district of the province.

In the meantime, the 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan ground forces had also participated in the operations in Chak district.

The statement further added that 17 Taliban militants were killed and 11 others were wounded during the same operations.

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

Maidan Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan where Taliban militants have active presence in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.