The security forces conducted a series of airstrikes in Helmand and Badghis provinces killing more than 20 Taliban militants.

The military officials said Thursday that airstrikes killed 20 Taliban militants in Kajaki district of Helmand province.

The officials further added that an airstrike killed 2 Taliban militants in Ab-e Kamari district of Badghis.

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

The security situation in Helmand and Badghis 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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