At least two militants were killed as they were placing an Improvised Explosive Device in a graveyard in southern Kandahar province, the security officials said.

Provincial Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan said the incident took place late on Monday in the vicinity of Arghandab district.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militants were busy planting an Improvised Explosive Device in a graveyard when the explosives went off prematurely, leaving two militants dead.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban often use Improvised Explosive Device as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.

However, in majority of such attacks the ordinary civilians are killed while Taliban militants also sustain casualties in some premature IED explosions.