At least seven Taliban militants were killed and four others were wounded during the airstrikes conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand province.

The governor’s office in Helmand in a statement said the airstrikes were conducted in Nawa and Garamser districts.

The statement further added that a vehicle, four rockets, and five hand grenades were also destroyed during the airstrikes.

At least three compounds and three hideouts of the militants were eliminated in the airstrikes, the provincial government said, adding that the compounds targeted in the airstrikes were famous as Mubarak, Sahir Agha, and Farid Janan.

In the meantime, the provincial government said the Afghan forces have discovered and destroyed at least 51 improvised explosive devices during the operations in various parts of Helmand.

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

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in the South where the Taliban militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.