Five hideouts of the Taliban group were destroyed during the joint military operations in the restive southern Helmand province.
The provincial government media office said the hideouts of the group were destroyed in Sangin district.
At least 18 militants were also killed and 3 others were wounded during the operations, the local officials said.
According to the officials, the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces with the support of the Afghan Air Force.
The officials further added that the son of the Taliban leader commander Furqani was also among those killed.