An explosion in Jawzjan province killed the a key Taliban group member who was expert in improvised explosive devices.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the incident took place in Khanqa district of Jawzjan.

The statement further added that Qari Asadullah, Taliban IED expert was placing a roadside bomb to target the security forces when the explosion took place.

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

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive devices as the weapon of their choice to target the security personnel.

However, the majority of roadside bombings inflict casualties on ordinary civilians. The roadside bombings also inflict casualties on Taliban mine planters.