Taliban Insurgents in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Killed in Premature Bomb Explosion
nsnbc : One Taliban militant was killed and others were injured in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province when an improvised explosive device exploded prematurely.
General Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, a spokesman for the 20th Pamir Division, said one Taliban militant was killed Saturday night as he was planting an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Qerghis area in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz.
He added that two other militants who were assisting the killed Taliban militant sustained injuries in the explosion. Non of the armed insurgencies including the Taliban have yet commented on the incident.
Kunduz is one of the more volatile provinces in Afghanistan were the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.
The Afghan government regularly accuses Pakistan of supporting Taliban factions and of not targeting Taliban who use Pakistani territory as “strategic backland” to stage operations.
The local officials in Kunduz have also expressed concerns about the growing presence of militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL, IS or Daesh) in the province.
Moreover, infighting between Taliban and ISIS militants has also increased. Recently, the Taliban’s shadow governor for Kunduz was injured in a suicide attack carried out by ISIS loyalists.
Taliban militants and militants from other militant Islamist organizations are infamous for carrying out suicide bombings. However, the “suicide” bombing in Kunduz, late Saturday, was unintended. Will the deceased involuntary suicide bomber be rewarded with 72 virgins? Probably not.
CH/L – nsnbc 29.01.2017