A roadside landmine explosion has killed four Afghan Border Police in eastern Nuristan province.
Abdul Baqi Nuristani, Police Chief of Nuristan province told Khaama Press that the explosion took place this afternoon in Dawhardish area of Kamdesh District.
He said that a vehicle of the Border Police ran over a an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted in the killing of four soldiers.
Kamdesh is believed to be one of the hot spots for insurgents in Nuristan province.
Several deadly fighting have been fought in Kamdesh District in the past.
In November 2014 a group of insurgents attacked an Afghan National Army base in Kamdesh district where two Afghan National Army soldiers and ten insurgents were killed in the battle.
Also, in October 2009 about 300 insurgents armed with heavy and light weapons stormed a US military base, American Combat Outpost, “COP” Keating in Kamdesh District leaving eight US soldiers dead and 27 others wounded.
Taliban also suffered heavy casualties in the fighting.
Around 150 Taliban insurgents were reportedly killed in the fighting.
After the attack US military shut down COP Keating.