At least five militants were killed in an airstrike carried out by the U.S. forces in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Wednesday.

According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps, the coalition forces carried out airstrike in Kobi area of Qarabagh district in Ghazni, leaving at least five militants dead and three others wounded.

The statement further added that the 203rd Thunder Corps forces also conducted operations with the Afghan intelligence forces in Surkhab area of Mohammad Agha district in Logar and seized 40 warheads of BM-1 rockets, a motorcycle packed with explosives, and a remote control.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused an improvised explosive device during an operation in Orgun district of Paktika province, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

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


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