Explosion in Taliban leaderâ€™s house in Kunar leaves 4 dead
Kabul, Jan 6 (IBNS) : At least four militants were killed in a premature bomb explosion inside the residence of a local Taliban leader in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
Local Khaama Press quoted the Ministry of Interior (MoI) as saying in a statement on Saturday that the incident took place late on Friday in the vicinity of Nari district.
The statement further added that the militants were busy in making of Improvised Explosive Devices when the incident took place, leaving four dead, including the local Taliban leader.
No further details have been given regarding the identity of the Taliban leader killed in the explosion but MoI says the slain militant leader was involved in major terror-related activities.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.
This comes as a senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in an explosion triggered by own explosives in this province.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Army said late in December that the Taliban leader Jan Wali who was also famous as Ahmad Sheena was killed in Shaltan district.
A statement by Silab Corps said Sheena was killed as a number of insurgents were busy planting roadside bombs and one of them went off prematurely, leaving the senior Taliban leader dead.