miliants blown up in PaktiaAt least four Taliban insurgents were blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufuctured by themselves to target the security personnel.

According to the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces, the incident took place in the vicinity of Alingar district.

The source further added that two Taliban militants were killed and two others were wounded in the blast.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

The Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are frequently using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.

The IEDs are the main contributors to the casualties of the Afghan security forces but are also considered as a key factor in growing civilian casualties.

This comes as a commander of the Taliban group Hafiz Saadullah was among ten militants killed after blown up by own explosives in southeastern Ghazni and western Herat provinces last month.

Earlier an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert of the Taliban group was killed in an explosion in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

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