The Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties in a series of airstrikes conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, the local military officials said Monday.

An Afghan military source in Uruzgan said the airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in the vicinities of Khas Uruzgan and Chora districts.

The source further added that 28 militants were killed and more than 15 others were wounded during the airstrikes.

According to the military source, the airstrikes were carried out by the Afghan Air Force.

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

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in the south where the anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

In the meantime, counter-terrorism operations are underway in some of the restive districts of Uruzgan to suppress the anti-goverment armed elements.

The Ministry of Defense said last week that 15 militants have been killed and at least 16 others have been wounded in a series of airstrikes in Khas Uruzgan district.