The security forces carried out airstrikes in North-eastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan killing at least 40 Taliban militants.

The military officials said Wednesday that the security forces conducted the airstrikes in Jurm district of Badakhshan.

The officials further added that the airstrikes killed at least 40 militants of the Taliban group.

The security situation in Badakhshan has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

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

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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