An airstrike conducted by the U.S. forces based in Afghanistan killed at least 36 militants of the Taliban group, the local officials said.

Jamal Barekzai, a spokesperson for the Provincial Polie Headquarters said the U.S. forces conducted an airstrike around 1:30 am local time in Khakriz district.

According to Barekzai, the airstrike killed at least 36 militants of the Taliban group.

Barekzai further added that the U.S. forces conducted the airstrike after a large number of Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Darweshan area of the district.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

This comes as the local officials said Tuesday that the U.S. forces conducted an operation in Takhta Pul district, killing at least 25 militants of Taliban.

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