A series of airstrikes and ground operations killed or wounded more than 70 Taliban militants in the Central and South-eastern parts of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the U.S. forces conducted airstrikes in Jalrez district of Wardak province which killed 20 Taliban militants, wounded 8 others and destroyed a Dshk machine gun, a vehicle and 11 motorcycles.

The statement further added the Afghan army pounded Taliban positions with artillery strikes in Nerkh district of Wardak which killed 2 Taliban militants and wounded 3 others.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted airstrikes in Qala area of Ghazni city and Haji area of Khwaja Omari districts which killed 22 Taliban militants, wounded 6 others and destroyed 11 motorcycles.

The Thunder Corps also added that the U.S. airstrikes killed 9 Taliban militants, destroyed a 82mm mortar and 3 motorcycles in Qarabaghi and Liwan areas in Ghazni city.

The Afghan army artillery units also conducted artillery strikes in Deh Yak district of Ghazni which killed a Taliban militant and destroyed a 82mm mortar, the Thunder Corps added.

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