At least 24 Taliban militants were killed in latest airstrikes which were conducted in Paktika, Ghazni, and Herat province.

According to informed military sources, at least 20 of the militants were killed in Zurmat and Bermal districts of Paktika province.

The sources further added that 2 Taliban fighters were killed in Andar district of Ghazni province and two more were killed in Farsi district of Herat province.

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

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have stepped up operations against the anti-government armed militants who are attempting to carry out terrorist related activities as part of their spring offensive.

The U.S. forces based in Afghanistan also conduct airstrikes in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.