The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the Afghan Air Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on Taliban positions in Andar district, leaving at least sixteen militants dead or wounded.

A statement by Thunder Corps stated that the airstrikes were carried out in Kajir, Jamal Qala, and Muradi areas of the district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes left at least seven militants dead while at least nine others were wounded during the airstrikes.

In the meantime, the Thunder Corps said the Afghan forces have reopened the high connecting Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, and Bamyan provinces.

According to Thunder Corps, the highway was closed by the Taliban insurgents, forcing the Afghan armed forces to launch an operation.

The operation was led by the commander of the 203rd Thunder Corps Gen. Shohur Gul, the statement said, adding that a culvert destroyed by the militants was also rehabilitated.

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