The security forces conducted an airstrike in western Farah province killing or wounding at least 8 Taliban militants.

The military officials said Saturday that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Farah district of the province.

Furthermore, the officials said the airstrike killed 5 Taliban militants and wounded 3 others.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

The security situation in Farah province has deteriorated during the recent years.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.

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