At least nine Taliban militants were killed and eight others injured after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted their fellow fighters in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province.
According a security official, the incident took place late on Saturday night in Walik village of Arghistan district, reports Khaama Press.
A senior Taliban leader identified as the group’s shadow district governor was among those killed said an official serving with the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army.
He added that the senior Taliban leader was identified as Najib Khan and was appointed as shadow district governor for Arghistan by Taliban.
Meanwhile, the insurgent group has not yet commented regarding the incident.