The security forces conducted airstrikes in Paktiya and Logar provinces which killed at least 11 Taliban militants, the military officials said.

The officials further added an airstrike in Jaji district of Paktiya killed two militants of the Taliban group.

A similar airstrike in Ahmad Khel district of Paktiya killed two more militants of the group, the officials said, adding that another airstrike in Pul-e Alam district of Logar killed 7 Taliban militants.

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

Both Paktiya and Logar are among the relatively volatile provinces in central and south-eastern parts of the country.

Taliban militants are active in some remote and restive areas of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

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

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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