2 Taliban dead by own missile in Paktika
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Two Taliban were killed and as many wounded in southeastern Paktika province when their own missile exploded prematurely, the governor’s spokesman said Friday.
Nabiullah Pirkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident occurred in Sharmadkhel locality of the district. The insurgents were fixing the missile to target the Birmal district police headquarters, he said.
A number of militants killed in the past in their own explosives. The residents of the locality said a number of militants died in the missile, which exploded at the launch site but they did not have exact figure into casualties.
Taliban, however, have not yet commented on the incident.
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