A Taliban commander lost his both legs and was left critically wounded after a mortar round went off prematurely in capital Kabul.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Taliban commander, Mullah Jan, was attempting to launch mortar rounds on a security forces camp in Ozbin Valley of Sarobi district.

However, the mortar round went off prematurely leaving three Taliban militants wounded including Mullah Jan who lost both his legs, the statement added.

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

Meanwhile, the 201st Silab Corps said the Taliban militants opened fire on security posts in Islamabad area of Alisheng district of Laghman.

According to Silab Corps, one of the bullets impacted a civilian house, leaving a civilian dead.

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