Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb.7 : At least six Taliban insurgents were killed in an airstrike carried out in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province by U.S.
forces based in Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out on Monday, targeting the militants in Garamser district.
The statement further added that the local Taliban leader killed in the airstrike has been identified as Mawlavi Najeeb who was also famous as Madad.
Khamma Press quoted local officials, as saying that the militants were targeted in Kharko area and a heavy machine gun of the militants was also destroyed in the airstrike.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.