The security forces conducted an airstrike in southern Kandahar province killing at least 8 Taliban militants.

The informed military sources said Saturday that the security forces conducted the airsytrike in Khakrez district of Kandahar.

The sources further added that the Special Forces also conducted an operation in Nesh district of Kandahar.

Furthermore, the sources said the Special Forces destroyed a small cache of weapons belonging to Taliban.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.

The security situation in Kandahar province has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.