A Taliban commander and a fighter of the group were killed in separate Improvised Explosive Device explosions which went off prematurely in northern Baghlan and central Logar provinces.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said a local Taliban commander who was planting an improvised explosive device in Dand-e-Shahabuddin area of Baghlan province was killed when the explosives went off prematurely.

The statement further added that the incident took place at around 8pm local time on Wednesday night.

The ministry in a separate statement said a Taliban fighter was killed as he was transferring an improvised explosive device in Kharwar district of Logar province.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the incidents so far.

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