At least 22 Taliban militants have been killed during the airstrikes which have been conducted in southern Uruzgan and southeastern Ghazni provinces.

According to the informed military sources, at least 21 Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike which was conducted in Tarinkot city, the provincial capital of Uruzgan.

The sources further added that Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Jaji district of Paktia province and destroyed 30 tons of marijuana and 2.5 tons of Hashish.

An air strike in Qara Bagh district of Ghazni provinces also killed one Taliban fighter, the sources added.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the casualties inflicted on them in the past 24 hours.

This comes as the Afghan and coalition forces have stepped up airstrikes and ground operations to suppress the militants in the restive provinces of the country.