At least six militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted along the highway between Kabul and Jalalabad, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Monday.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense, the airstrikes were conducted in support of the ongoing operations to suppress the militant groups.

No further details have been given regarding the airstrikes but the anti-government armed militants often conducted terrorist related activities in the outskirts of Kabul province, mainly in the areas around Sarobi.

In the meantime, MoD said at least one militant also sustained injuries during the ground operations and airstrikes along the highway.

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

This comes as the Afghan national defense and security forces have resumed operations against the militant groups after the extended ceasefire period ended on Friday night.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that the Afghan forces are authorized to target the militant groups across the country.