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7 militants blown up by own bomb in Laghman

7 militants blown up by own bomb in Laghman

Oct 10, 2017 - 09:56

MEHTHARLAM (Pajhwok): At least seven Taliban insurgents have been killed and nine others injured by their own bomb in Alingar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident happened when explosives inside the militants’ car went off in Elga Gul area of the district on Monday evening.

He said seven insurgents including a notorious commander Qasim known as Abbas were killed and nine others including a shadow Taliban chief for Badpakh district wounded in the blast.

Zwak added the militants were heading to Elga Gul area for planning a terrorist attack.

These militants were involved in terrorist activities from the long past in Alingar district of Laghman, he said.

There were no words from Taliban about the incident.