At least 18 Taliban militants including their three commanders were killed in a series of artillery and airstrikes in south-eastern Ghazni province.
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said Sunday that the Afghan Air Force targeted a group of Taliban militants in Pailoch area of Dehyak district at around 11:00am on Saturday.
The statement further added that the airstrike kill 4 Taliban militants and second airstrike was carried out at 4:00pm local time in Zakir area of the district as Taliban militants were transporting the dead bodies of their comrades.
The two airstrikes killed a total of eight Taliban militants including three of their local commanders who have been identified as Hakim, Rehan and Tahi.
Another airstrike targeted a Taliban vehicle in Kohan Village of Dehyak district on Saturday night killing 6 Taliban militants, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that artillery strikes were also carried out on Taliban positions in Golai Nazar Khan of Andar district killing 4 Taliban fighters.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the artillery and airstrikes so far.