Blast kills 7 militants in Afghanistan

Blast kills 7 militants in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 23 (IANS) Seven Taliban militants, among them a group commander, were killed as their explosive device detonated prematurely in Afghanistan’s Logar province on Thursday, an official said.

“Seven Taliban militants including their commander Abdul Rauf were planting a mine on a road outside Pul-e-Alam city to target security personnel but the device exploded prematurely, killing all on the spot,” Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

The commander and his team had an active role in organising attacks on security forces and planting roadside bombs in Logar province and adjoining areas, the official added.

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