Officials said that 74 Taliban fighters were killed in army airstrikes in parts of the Kandahar province.

Jamal Nasser Barakzai, Kandahar police spokesperson said that the attacks took place last night in the Jari, Maiwand and Arghandab districts.

Afghan air force had targeted areas near Camp Ahmad Khan in the Jari district, killing 34 Taliban fighters. At least 12 Taliban insurgents were killed in a US airstrike in the Mujahid Camp area between Maiwand and Jerry districts.

In addition, 28 Taliban fighters were killed and three more were wounded in the airstrikes carried out in the Chahar Gholbeh, Khosrow and Joey Lahore areas of Arghandab district.

Security officials reported that the Taliban were relocated to residential houses in Arghandab district and security forces were forced to be more careful during clashes.

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