Premature explosion kills 4 militants in N. Afghanistan

16:09, August 22, 2010      

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Four Taliban militants were killed as their mine went off prematurely in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province Saturday, according to a statement issued by Afghan Interior Ministry on Sunday.

"Four rebels were planting a mine on a road in Tape-i-Alizai area of Chamtal district in Balkh province on Saturday when the device exploded accidently killing the four on the spot,"the statement said.

The hardliner militias have yet to make comments.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and the NATO-led forces have adopted suicide and roadside bombings as new military tactic which in many cases proved deadly for security forces, civilians and as well militants.

The adamant militants have speed up their assault against security forces since early this year.

Balkh province in northern Afghanistan bordering Uzbekistan has been regarded as peaceful province over the past years.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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