The security forces carried out separate airstrikes in Kandahar and Zabul provinces killing 12 Taliban militants.

The informed military officials said Saturday that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Shorabak district of Kandahar.

The officials further added that the airstrike in Shorabak killed 11 Taliban militants.

Furthermore, the officials said an airstrike in Shah Joy district of Zabul killed 1 Taliban militant.

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

The security situation in Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts 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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