A guided artillery strike killed or wounded dozens of Taliban militants in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said the security forces targeted the militants in Khas Uruzan district using guided artillery.

The statement further added that the strike killed 24 Taliban militants and woudned 17 others.

Furthermore, the 205th Atal Corps said the strike also destroyed the weapons, ammunition and explosives of the militants.

The anti-government armed militants have not commented regarding the strike so far.