At least four militants including a local commander of the Taliban group were killed in the US airstrike in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinities of Badam and Alsang areas of Nerkh district.

The source further added that four militants were killed and two others were wounded during the airstrike.

According to Thunder Corps, a local commander of the Taliban group is also among those killed but did not elaborate further regarding his identity.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as counter terrorism operations involving ground operations and airstrikes are underway against the Taliban and other militant groups across the country.

In the meantime, the Thunder Corps said at least three civilians were killed and four others were wounded after their vehicle struck a roadside mine in Sharana city of Paktika province.