Six Taliban militants killed in Afghan blast

  • IANS, Kabul
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  • Updated: Dec 19, 2012 17:25 IST

Six Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday when an explosive device they were planting on a road went off accidentally, Xinhua reported.

"A group of Taliban rebels were busy planting a mine on a road in Gereshk district in the morning," said a provincial spokesperson. "But the device exploded accidentally, killing six insurgents including a group commander Mullah Mohammad Shah on the spot."

 

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