12 August 2017

News Story: 30 Taliban militants killed in accidental blast in Afghanistan

FARAH, Afghanistan, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 Taliban militants were killed in an accidental blast in Afghanistan's western province of Farah, the provincial government spokesman said Friday.

The explosion took place in Pewa Pasaw locality of Bala Buluk district, northeast of provincial capital Farah city on Thursday before the militants tried to attack government security forces' positions, Nasir Mehri told Xinhua.

"As soon as the militants were getting ready for the assault, the suicide jacket of a would-be suicide bomber detonated prematurely, setting off a handful of explosive, killing 30 militants on the spot, and leaving a few militants wounded," he said.

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