Local officials in Sar-e-Pul province claimed that a number of Taliban insurgents, including their local commanders, were killed and wounded in an airstrike in Paktia.
Zabiullah Amani, spokesperson for provincial governor, said that the strike targeted a Taliban gathering on Saturday in Kata Qala village of Sozma Qala district.
He did not give an exact number of casualties.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) also announced that 13 Taliban insurgents were killed in counter-attacks by Afghan security forces in Paktia province on Saturday night.
The militants had attacked a security checkpoint in the Dand Aw Patan district and Sayed Karam district.
Six Taliban members were also wounded in the attacks.