30 Taliban Militants Killed;20 Injured In Accidental Blast Before Planned Attack On Security Forces

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NEW DELHI Around 30 Taliban militants were killed in an accidental blast in Afghanistan's Farah province, an official said on Friday.

The explosion took place in Pewa Pasaw area of Bala Buluk district on Thursday before the militants tried to attack government security forces' positions, Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying.

"As soon as the militants were getting ready for the assault, the jacket of a would be suicide bomber detonated prematurely, setting off a handful of explosive," reports said.

Around 20 militants were injured in the blast, reports said.



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