Kabul – At least 23 militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said at least four hideouts of the militants were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Garamser district of Helmand, according to (Khaama Press).

The first airstrike targeted two vehicles of the militants carrying nine militants and were travelling in the vicinity of Kamarbandi (Kharko) area, leaving all nine militants dead and the two vehicles totally destroyed, the statement said.

According to the statement, the second airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Omarzo area as the personnel of the 215th Maiwand Corps of the Afghan army were busy conducting counter-terrorism operations, Khaama Press reported.

The provincial government said at least 14 insurgents were killed in the airstrike and eight others were wounded.

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

Source: Qatar News Agency

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