Several Taliban militants were killed during the airstrikes conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the latest airstrikes were carried out on Taliban hideouts in the vicinity of Nahr Siraj district.

The officials further added that the airstrikes left at least 19 militants dead while a number of weapons belonging to the militants were also destroyed.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the airstrike and the death toll of the Taliban militants during the airstrikes.

The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out in the western parts fo 611 Road, leaving at least 19 militants dead.

According to the provincial government, a number of heavy and light weapons belonging to the militants were also destroyed during the same airstrikes.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.