A deadly airstrike targeted a convoy of militants belonging to Tor Naqib terrorist network in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the U.S. forces conducted the airstrike in the vicinity of Shah Wali Kot district.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the airstrike killed 16 militants and wounded at least 13 others.

Futhermore, Gen. Tadin Khan said the militants were on their way to launch an attack on security posts when they came under attack.