9 fighters blown up by own bomb in Kunar
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents were killed when the landmine they were planting exploded prematurely in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.
Maj. Haroon Yousafi, spokesman for the Afghan National Army 201st Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast occurred last night at 11:00pm.
The militants were planting the roadside bomb in the Dargo area on the outskirts of Dangam district, where the device exploded prematurely, leaving nine rebels dead.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the incident, saying two fighters had been killed and a third wounded in the blast.
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