• publish: 4 September 2016
  • time: 2:09 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4361

Three Taliban militants killed as their mine went off accidentally

Three Taliban militants were killed in the premature blast of a mine they wanted to plant on a road in Kunduz province on Sunday, an army spokesman in the province, Nasratullah Jamshidi said.

“Three Taliban rebels were attempting to plant a mine on a road in Khan Abad district early Sunday to target security convoys but the device went off accidentally killing all the trio militants on the spot,” Jamshidi said, according to Xinhua.

Taliban militants after overrunning Khan Abad district couple of weeks ago blocked the road linking the district to the neighboring Taluqan city, the capital of Takhar province.

The security forces, nevertheless after bloody fighting reopened the essential road three days ago forcing the militants to run away.

However, the armed militants who are engaged in hit-and-run fighting and largely relying on suicide and roadside bombings haven’t commented on the situation.

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