73 militants killed in U.S airstrike in Afghanistan’s Helmand province

, 5:50 PM IST

Kabul(Afghanistan) : At least 73 militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the U.S troops in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.

Commander of Bost’s 505 Zone in Helmand, Ismatullah Dawlatzai, said the air raids targeted Taliban militants in parts of Nad Ali district and six Pakistani rebels were among the dead, reports Tolo news.

This airstrikes comes in the wake of eliminating militants from the region. Some military affairs analysts have recommended restart of airstrikes on militant hideouts in the belief that it would suppress and eliminate insurgents. (ANI)