• publish: 4 April 2018
  • time: 9:28 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 6090

Local Taliban leader killed by own explosives in Laghman

A local Taliban leader was killed along with another militant in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

“The two militants were looking to plan an Improvised Explosive Device on a roadside frequented by the Afghan forces in Alisheng district.” The provincial government media office in a statement said.

The statement further added that the explosives went off prematurely as they were busy planting it, leaving two people dead, including a local leader of the Taliban identified as Sayeda Gul.

According to the governor’s office, the militants killed in the explosion were involved in major terrorist related activities in this province.

The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.


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