5 insurgents killed in premature blast in N. Afghanistan

Five militants have been killed and three others wounded in a premature explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, the military said on Monday.

“The explosive went off at about 8 p.m. local time Sunday when militants were busy in planting an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road in Haji Mehrab locality of Ali Abad district in the south of Kunduz,” Afghan army 217 Pamir Corps said in a statement.

“The militants tried to plant the home-made IED to target security forces but they became victim of their vicious plan,” the statement added.

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