Airstrikes kill 13 Taliban militants in Helmand province

The security forces carried out a series of airstrikes in three districts of Helmand province killing at least 13 Taliban militants.

The military officials said Tuesday that an airstrike killed 5 Taliban fighters and wounded 2 others in Marjah district of Helmand.

In the meantime, an airstrike killed two fighters in Sangin district of Helmand.

A similar airstrike killed 6 Taliban fighters in Nahr-e-Saraj district of the province, the informed military officials said.

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

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan.

The anti-government armed militants often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities in the restive parts of Helmand.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed elements.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.

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