The Taliban militants suffered casualties during the artillery strikes conducted in support of the armed forces operations in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said at least five militants were killed or wounded during the operations.

A statement by Thunder Corps stated that the Afghan armed forces conducted operations with the help of artillery support in Andar district, leaving at least four militants dead and another militant wounded.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Shash Khel area of the district.

In the meantime, the Afghan armed forces discovered and defused five different types of improvised explosive devices during the separate operations conducted in Moqor district of Ghazni, the Thunder Corps added.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of the country where the Taliban militants and terrorist belonging to the other groups are actively operating in some of its districts.