At least six Taliban militants were killed or wounded during an airstrike conducted by the U.S. forces in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The latest airstrike has been carried close to Zurmat district of the province, leaving at least three militants dead.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed that the coalition forces carried out an airstrike near Zurmat district

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out on Sunday evening and as a result three militants were killed and three others wounded.

According to the provincial government, only the Taliban militants were killed in the airstrike and no one else has been hurt.

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

Paktia has been among the relatively calm provinces but the security situation of the province has started to deteriorate during the recent years as reports often emerge of the militants activities including coordinated attacks on security forces.

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