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2 militants killed as motorcycle packed with bombs exploded in Afghanistan

2 militants killed as motorcycle packed with bombs exploded in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least two militants have been killed after a motorcycle packed with explosives went off prematurely in Afghanistan’s Laghman province.

A group of insurgents was looking to detonate a Motorcycle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Alingar district on Saturday. The explosives went off before they could be used for an attack, leaving at least two of them dead and two others wounded, Khaama Press, reported, citing, the Afghan Military, as saying.

The explosives went off prematurely, killing the two militants, as they were busy planning to plant it on a roadside frequented by the Afghan forces in Alisheng district, Khaama Press reported, citing, the provincial government media office, as saying, in a statement.

The militants killed in the explosion were reportedly involved in major terrorist-related activities in Laghman province.

In a bid to target the government staff and security personnel, the anti-government armed militant groups often use explosives materials for the roadside as well as the car bombings, the reports said.

(ANI)