Explosion kills 4 militants in eastern Afghan province
Four Taliban militants were killed as their explosive device went off prematurely in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province on Thursday, Interior Ministry said in a press release, Xinhua reported.
"A group of Taliban rebels were busy in planting explosive device on a motorbike in Yahya Khil district this morning but the device exploded prematurely killing four on the spot and wounding four others," the press release added.
However, it did not say if the bombers were Afghans, saying investigation is underway.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops based in Afghanistan have vowed to intensify their activities mostly in the shape of suicide attacks and roadside bombings this year in the war-torn nation.