US-led coalition forces say they have killed about 40 Taleban fighters in an attack on a compound in southern Afghanistan.
Some 50 Taleban fighters were said to have been holding a meeting in the compound in Uruzgan province which was being monitored by the US-led forces.
Separately, two coalition soldiers were killed when their vehicle was blown up in the eastern Kunar province.
Fighting has intensified in Afghanistan in the past two months.
Hundreds of suspected Taleban fighters and militants have been killed, mainly in the south and east.
The latest attack took place on Friday, the US military revealed.
Coalition troops waited for the Taleban fighters to gather at the compound before striking.
"The compound was severely damaged and we anticipate most of those present were killed," US military spokesman Lt Col Paul Fitzpatrick told reporters.
There are also reports of more Taleban fighters being killed in Kandahar when they attacked a police station.
Operation Mountain Thrust
On Friday, the US military said coalition and Afghan troops had killed 40 insurgents during air and ground strikes in the eastern Paktika province in an operation on Wednesday and Thursday.
One coalition member had been killed in the fighting, a military statement said.
The operations are part of Operation Mountain Thrust, which is described as one of the biggest coalition counter-insurgency drives since the Taleban were ousted in 2001.
More than 10,000 troops from the US, Canada, Britain and Afghanistan have been deployed in four restive provinces, Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandahar and Zabul, to hunt down Taleban fighters and militants.