At least 21 Taliban militants were killed in a kinetic airstrike which was carried out in support of the Afghan army soldiers in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The military sources said Friday “In defense of Afghan National Army soldiers, a kinetic strike was conducted in Khakrez district killing 21 Taliban fighters and wounding 1 other.”

The sources further added that an airstrike was also conducted in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province killing 3 Taliban fighters.

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

Kandahar and Helmand among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the two provinces where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.