A series of airstrikes killed 42 Taliban militants and destroyed two vehicles packed with explosives in South-eastern Ghazni province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the security forces conducted the airstrikes in various parts of Aab Band district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 42 Taliban militants including Mullah Zafar alias Kochi, a key commander of the group.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the airstrikes also destroyed two vehicles packed with explosives.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the Afghan Special Forces killed 26 Taliban militants during the operations in Andar and Waghez districts of Ghazni province.

In a separate airstrike in Deh Yak district of Ghazni, the security forces killed 8 Taliban militants and destroyed some weapons including a Dshk heavy machine gun, the 203rd Thunder Corps added.

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