At least six insurgents killed in Helmand airstrike
The agency quoted the Afghan Ministry of Defence as saying that a local insurgent leader was one among the six killed.
No group, including the Taliban has commented so far.
Over the years, Afghanistan has witnessed a surge in terrorist activities.
Following a series of blasts in the last couple of months, the government has deployed more forces in-order to bolster security.
The blasts have accounted for at least 500 casualties.