The Afghan military in the East says an explosion in eastern Kunar province has killed a local Taliban commander.

The 201st Silab Corps said the incident took place in Dangdam district on Saturday.

The 201st Silab Corps said the Taliban commander who was killed in the explosion has been identified as Bilal.

Bilal was involved in roadside bombings and other terrorist related activities in Dangam district, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that explosion also wounded another militant.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices as the weapons of their choice to target the security forces but in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted.