11 Taliban Killed in Own Landmine Planted in Kandahar

At eleven Taliban militants were killed in a roadside mine explosion in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday night.

The incident happened in the vicinity of of Maiwand district of Kandahar a four by four vehicle belonging to the Taliban insurgents struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Taliban fighters targeting security forces.

According to a statement from local authorities eleven militants inside the vehicle were killed in the explosion.

Taliban militants frequently use IEDs as the weapon of choice to target security forces and government officials but in majority of such incidents, ordinary civilians end up as targets.

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