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Five Taliban Militants Killed in Own Mine Blast in Kunduz

(Last Updated On: May 12, 2019)

At least Five Taliban insurgents were killed and two others wounded in their own mine explosion in Chahar Dara District of Kunduz province, local officials said on Sunday.

Manzor Stanikzai Kunduz Police Chief told Ariana News that the incident took place in Sojani village of Chahar Dara district at around 7:30 pm on Saturday.

According to Stanikzai, the Taliban insurgents wanted to plant mine on the main road of the district, their mine exploded and killed five rebels and injured two more.

He added, with the planting of mine, the Taliban fighters wanted to organize a series of blasts on the Afghan forces in the district.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment about the incident yet.

It comes as the Afghan army commandos have launched a clearance operation in Chahar Dara district since Friday afternoon.

The Afghan forces have rescued at least ten civilians from a Taliban prison during this operation on Friday.

Kunduz is among the insecure provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in a number of its districts.

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