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    Two killed by own explosives

    GARDEZ (PAN): Two individuals were killed by their own explosives in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

    The blast happened in Choney area late on Tuesday when the explosives the men were carrying exploded prematurely, the ministry said in a statement. The victims were bomb-making experts, it added.

    Meanwhile, security forces recovered 22 anti-vehicle mines, 17 rockets and nine hand-grenades in the Kulgara area of Sayed Karam district on Wednesday.