The Afghan Military in the Southeast claims that dozens of militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes conducted in southeastern Ghazni and Paktika provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast issued a statement saying the airstrikes were conducted in support of the ground forces during the operations which were also supported by the artillery fire.

The statement further added that 27 militants were killed during the operations conducted in Yaraki Khel, Jawar Kali, Yousuf Khel, and Jarnel areas of Qarabagh district in Ghazni province.

At least 9 militants also sustained injuries during the airstrikes, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that seven vehicles were destroyed as well.

According to the 203rd Thunder Corps, two local commanders of the Taliban identified as Ferozuddin and Sharif are among the dead militants while another Taliban group member identified as Daru Khan has also been killed.

In a separate airstrike conducted in Balo Khel area in Waza Khwa district of Paktika province, at least 12 militants were killed and six motorcycles were destroyed, the 203rd Thunder Corps added.

The Afghan forces also killed three militants during a clash in Sra Maidan area of Paktika province and destroyed a vehicle while 2 militants were killed during the artillery strikes in Andar district of Ghazni province and 3 others were wounded.

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