According to local authorities in northern Baghlan province, an insurgent was killed at Chawk-e-Pashtunistan in central Baghlan district while he was planting a roadside improvised explosvie device.

Gen. Asadullah Shirzad provincial security chief for northern Baghlan province said, the incident took place on Friday night while the insurgent was planting a roadside bomb at Chawk-e-Pashtunistan in central Baghlan province.

Gen. Shirzad further the insurgent was fragmented into pieces as a result of the explosion and there was no civilian casualties reported.

In the meantime Gen. Burhanuddin commander of the 3rd Battalion at the 6th Bridget public protection forces said, he was the main target of the bomber since he was frequently travelling from Chawk-e-Pashtunistan.

Gen. Burhanduddin also said, the body pieces of the insurgent was found from remote areas of the incident site adding that he believed two insurgents were involved in planting the improvised explosive device.

In a separate operation at least 2 Taliban militants were killed following a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces at central Baghlan district.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.