The Ministry of Interior has announced that two Taliban mine planters were killed an explosion in western Herat province of Afghanistan on Sunday.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior, the two mine planters were killed in Guzara district.

“Today morning, two mine planters were killed by own bomb blast while they were planting a roadside bomb in Khowaja Shahab village, Guzara district, western Herat province,” the statement added.

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

Taliban militants and other insurgent groups often use Improvised Explosive Device as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces but in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted while Taliban militants also sustain casualties in some incidents involving premature explosions.