The security forces conducted airstrikes against the compound of a Taliban commander in Farah province killing at least 6 militants.

The Police Headquarters of Farah in a statement said the security forces carried out the airstrikes in Rokan Village of Posht-e-Rod district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes targeted the compound of Taliban commander Syed Shafiq alias Fahim Agha.

The airstrikes also wounded five other militants, the Police Headquarters of Farah added.

Meanwhile, the security forces conducted similar airstrikes in Gowhar area of Charsada district in Ghor province.

The Police Headquarters of Farah said the airstrikes destroyed a 75mm artillery, a 82mm mortar, 2 motorcycles and a fighting position of Taliban.

The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

The security situation in some districts of Farah and Ghor provinces has deteriorated during the recent years .

Taliban militants are active in the restive 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 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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