Afghanistan: 30 Taliban killed in own IED explosion


Security sources say a bomb blast at a mosque in Balkh province has killed at least 30 militants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement on Saturday that 30 Taliban fighters including six foreign nationals who were expert mine makers had been killed in a bomb explosion this morning.

According to the statement, bodies of the six Taliban affiliated foreign nationals could not be identified because of the blast.

The incident is reported to have taken place when a group of Taliban militants gathered at a mosque in the village of Qultaq in Dowlatabad district of Balkh province.

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Source: Khaama Press

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