At least sixty eight militants including two foreign militants hailing originally from Pakistan have been killed or wounded during the separate operations of the Afghan and U.S. forces in southeastern Ghazni and Paktia provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said at least 16 militants including two Pakistanis were killed during the operations of the Afghan forces in Waghez district of Ghazni.

The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force also carried out airstrikes in Maidanak, Perugi, Shap, Dargari, Qala Kohna, Nasratabad, Mullah Hussain, and Laiq areas along the Highway No. 1 in Ghazni, leaving at least 39 militants dead and 8 others wounded.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the U.S. forces also carried out airstrikes in Choni area in the outskirts of Paktia’s capital, leaving at least 3 militants dead while a motorcycle of the militants was destroyed.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused four improvised explosive devices during separate operations in Ghazni and Paktia provinces, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.