The Air Forces carried out a series of airstrikes in support of the Afghan ground forces in Kandahar and Zabul provinces killing at least 15 militants and wounding 9 others.

The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said airstrikes were carried out against Taliban militants in Band-e-Temor area of Maiwand district in Kandahar killing at least 15 militants and wounding 5 others.

The statement further added that similar airstrikes were carried out against Taliban militants in Muqorak area of Meezan district in Zabul which critically wounded 4 Taliban militants.

In addition, 4 compounds of the militants were destroyed and a 82mm rocket launcher, a weapon and a night vision goggle were also confiscated, the 205th Atal Corps said.

The statement also added that the Afghan forces also discovered and defused six improvised explosive devices during the same operations.

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