Kabul – Taliban insurgents suffered heavy casualties in a series of airstrikes conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense said that at least 53 insurgents were killed after they were targeted in Tarinkot, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province, Afghan Khaama Press reported.

The airstrikes were carried out in Shah Mansoori area, in the outskirts of Tarinkot city.

This comes as at least twenty five insurgents were killed and a vehicle packed with explosives was destroyed in a similar airstrike conducted in Tarinkot city earlier last month.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are actively operating in its various districts.

The Afghan forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations amid rampant Taliban-led insurgency across the country. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency