A series of airstrikes killed at least 21 Taliban militants in three provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, the military official said.

The officials further added that the Afghan Special Forces also arrested 8 Taliban militants in three provinces during the same period.

According to officials, the security forces conducted three separate airstrikes in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, Chawkai district of Kunar and Nadir Shah Kot district of Kunar which killed 21 militants.

The Special Forces arrested 8 Taliban militants during the operations in Sabari dsitrict of Khost, Muhammad Agha district of Logar and Dishu district of Helmand, the officials said.

The military officials also added that the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the raid in Sabari district of Khost.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes and Special Forces raids so far.

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