At least seven Taliban militants were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in eastern Nangarhar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the incident took place on Tuesday in the vicinity of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that the incident took place while a group of Taliban militants who were looking to plan an Improvised Explosive Device in Zawi area of the district.

According to 201st Silab Corps, at least 4 militants were killed in the explosion and three others were wounded.

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