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7 Taliban killed by own bomb in Laghman

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least seven Taliban militants have been killed and nine others wounded in a blast of their own bombs taken place in Alingar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened when explosives materials inside insurgent’s car were blasted in Elga Gul area of the district on Monday evening.

He said seven insurgents including a notorious commander Qasim known as Abbas were killed and nine others including a shadow Taliban chief for Badpakh district wounded in the blast.

He added that the killed militants were involved in a number of terrorist attacks in various areas of Alingar district of Laghman.

Zwak added the militants were heading to Elga Gul area for planning a terrorist attack.

However, the Taliban insurgents have not commented into the matter so far.