Seven Daesh Militants Killed By Own Explosives in Nangarhar

(Last Updated On: July 19, 2017)
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 A group of seven Islamic State or Daesh militants killed when the explosives packed in a barrel exploded before being planted.

The incident took place on Tuesday at about 11:00 a.m. when the insurgents attempted to coordinate terrorist attack by planting a barrel packed with explosives in Godar area of Pacheragam district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

The insurgents were killed, following the blast of their own explosives, the statement added.

 Separately, Afghan security forces have seized a truck packed with 1400 kilogram of Ammonium Nitrate – the fertilizer compound that can be used in explosives, en route to Torkham-Jalalabad road.  

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