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Several militants killed by own car bomb in Helmand’s Marja district

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Taliban (3)Several militants have been killed by their own car bomb in Marja district of the restive Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Reports suggest that the insurgents were in the process of making a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) which exploded on them at the last stages in ‘Pinzam Block area’ on Wednesday afternoon.

The district police chief while confirming the incident said several insurgents were killed and wounded in the powerful explosion.

Abdullah Khan did not provide a specific number of the casualties but a security official said on condition of anonymity that at least 10 bomb makers of Taliban group were killed in the explosion.

Taliban have not yet commented on the report.

Helmand is a volatile province in the southern part of the country where Taliban have a strong presence and often launch attacks on security forces.

Reports emerged earlier in the month stated that the group has taken control of Khanshin district following a coordinated attack.

Local officials said Taliban storm the district headquarters after over running security posts which were providing security to the district administrative compound.

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