The security forces conducted airstrikes in three districts of southern Helmand province in the past 24 hours killing at least 11 Taliban militants.

The informed military officials said Thursday airstrikes in Lashkar Gah district of Helmand killed at least 8 Taliban militants.

The officials further added an airstrike in Now Zad district of Helmand killed 2 Taliban militants while a similar airstrike killed 1 Taliban militant in Nad Ali district of the province.

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

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in remote and restive areas 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.


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