New Delhi: At least five terrorists were killed and three others were injured as they were planting a home-made Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Haji Mehrab locality of Ali Abad district in Afghanistan‘s northern province of Kunduz, the country’s military officials were quoted by news agency IANS as saying on Monday.
The incident took place at around 8 pm (local time) on Sunday when an IED was planted by the terrorists in a planned attack against security forces, stated Afghan Army’s 217 Pamir Corps as reported by Xinhua news agency. So far, no civilians were reported to be killed or injured in the incident.
Last month, at least 62 people were killed and 33 injured after a blast inside a mosque in Afghanistan’s conflict-ridden eastern Nangarhar province, stated an AFP report. The blast took place in the afternoon when people were attending Friday prayers at the mosque in Haska-Mena district. It must be noted that no group had immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Nangarhar, which is a province known for the presence of the Taliban and the Islamic State.
In another incident in October, several people were feared killed and injured after a car bomb blast rocked outside the administrative office in Alishing district in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province, reported Xinhua news agency quoting a provincial government spokesman.