2 Taliban operatives killed by own bomb
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two members of the Taliban were killed when one of the two roadside bombs they were planting exploded prematurely in the Buldak district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s house said on Tuesday.
The blast took place on Monday afternoon in the Kareez area, the governor’s office said in a statement.
After the blast, Afghan forces who reached the site confiscated four improvised explosive devices (IED), a radio, a motorbike and an AK-47, leaving behind the dead bodies.
The statement said another four IEDs were found and seized in the Ghorak district last night. Three of the devices were defused and the fourth went off but caused no casualties.
The statement said IEDs frequently planted by Taliban on roads had mostly killed and wounded local civilians. In one of the latest explosions, a young boy lost his two legs in Panjwai.
“Taliban are recently paying more attention to planting IEDs on roads to harm the Afghan National Security Forces but the result is opposite and most of the victims are innocent civilians,” the statement concluded.
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