The security forces carried out separate airstrikes in Helmand and Kandahar provinces killing at least 7 Taliban militants.

“An airstrike in Kajaki district of Helmand province killed 2 Taliban fighters and destroyed 1 vehicle,” the informed military sources said Thursday.

The sources further added that the security forces carried out a similar airstrike in Now Zad district of Helmand killing 2 Taliban fighters. “In Now Zad district, a strike killed 2 Taliban fighters,” the sources said.

Similarly, the security forces carried out airstrikes in southern Kandahar province killing at least 3 Taliban militants.

“Airstrikes in Ma’ruf district of Kandahar province killed 3 Taliban fighters and wounded 1,” the military sources added.

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

The security situation in some districts of Both Helmand and Kandahar provinces remain tense.

Taliban militants are active in several restive districts of the two provinces and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against Taliban and other armed insurgents in Helmand and Kandahar.

Similarly, the U.S. forces based in Afghanistan also provide air support to Afghan forces during the operations to suppress the anti-government armed elements.