At least five Taliban militants were killed in separate airstrikes which were conducted in southern Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.

According to informed military sources, an airstrike in Tarnak wa Jaldak district of Zabul province killed three Taliban fighters.

The sources further added that the security forces carried out a similar airstrike in Tarin Kot district, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province which killed 2 Taliban fighters.

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

Both Uruzgan and Zabul are 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.