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Nine militants dead, 5 wounded in premature blast in Afghanistan

Nine militants dead, 5 wounded in premature blast in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least nine militants have been killed and five others wounded after an explosive device exploded prematurely in a Taliban commander’s house in Afghanistan’s Dand-e-Shahabuddin area of Baghlan province.

Several Taliban insurgents had gathered inside the house of Taliban leader Gul Ahmad in Wardak village, when the incident took place, Khaama Press, reported, citing the Afghan military, as saying.

The Afghan military has confirmed the figures of dead and wounded.

According to the report, the anti-government armed militant groups often use explosive materials for the roadside and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However, in majority of these incidents civilians are targeted, a few casualties are incurred on the security personnel and in some cases the militants are themselves blown away, ending up either dead or wounded.

(ANI)