At least 43 Taliban insurgents were killed in an Afghan air forces airstrike in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement.
The airstrike took place during the night in Marja district of the province, according to the statement.
“Key Taliban members are also among the dead," the MoI said adding that a number of weapons belonging to the insurgents were also destroyed.
However, the statement did not provide more details.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the airstrike.