The Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties in a series of airstrikes conducted in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office said late on Tuesday that the US Air Force carried out a series of air raids on Taliban hideouts in Marjah district, leaving at least six dead.

The statement further added that a commander of the militants identified as Wafa was also among those killed and four of their hideouts were destroyed along with two vehicles.

According to the governor’s office, another senior member of the group identified as Waris was also among those kille.d

In the meantime, the Afghan Air Force also carried out a series of airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in Nad-e-Ali district that left four dead and two others wounded.

A commander of the Taliban identified as Haroon was also among those killed and two others were wounded while a number of motorcycles were destroyed, the source added.

The provincial government said the Afghan Air Force has also carried airstrikes in Lashkargh city, the provincial capital Helmand on Tuesday.

A number of the militants were killed or wounded during the airstrikes, the provinicial government said, adding that the exact number will be disclosed later.

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


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