The security forces have carried out separate airstrikes targeting Taliban militants in southern Zabul and western Farah provinces in the past 24 hours.

Informed military sources said Monday that an airstrike killed a Taliban fighter in Qalat district of Zabul province.

The sources further added that a similar airstrike kill 8 Taliban figthers in Bala Bolok district of western Farah province.

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

Both Zabul and Farah are among the relatively volatile provinces in west and southern parts of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the two provinces where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.