Four militants were killed Wednesday night when NATO-led forces conducted an air strike in Kandahar province, some 450 km south of capital city of Kabul, a statement issued by provincial administration on Thursday said, Xinhua reported.
"Based on intelligence reports indicating insurgents' activities the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) launched an airstrike against insurgents in Arghistan district late Wednesday night, resulting the death of four armed insurgents," the statement said.
According to initial information, no civilian casualties have been reported in the air raid attack that took place in Spin-e- Ghajgi village, it said.
Taliban militants have yet to make comments.
Observers are of the view that Taliban-linked insurgency would further go up in 2011 as the armed Taliban outfit in a statement released to media on late April announced to launch spring offensive from May 1 and initiate attacks against Afghan and international forces throughout the country.
Presently more than 140,000-strong NATO and U.S. troops are based in insurgency-hit central Asian state.