A roadside bomb explosion killed a Taliban commander and his security guard in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb, ripped through the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban.

The statement further added that the incident took place on Wednesday morning in Marki Khel area of Sherzad district.

The explosion killed the Taliban commander and his security guard but did not hurt anyone else, the statement added.

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

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices to target the security forces and government personnel.

However, majority of such attacks inflict casualties or ordinary civilians while such attacks often kill or injure the militants, specifically when the explosives go off prematurely.


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