6 militants’ bomb experts killed in Afghan provinces

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan, March 28 (Xinhua) — At least six militants’ bomb experts have been killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, authorities said Sunday.

In eastern Nangarhar province, Special Forces of Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted an operation in Police District 8 of provincial capital Jalalabad city on Saturday night, killing one Islamic State (IS) bomb maker when he was trying to flee from the besieged area, provincial directorate of NDS, the country’s national intelligence agency, confirmed in a statement early Sunday.

Militants in Afghanistan have been using home-made improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to make roadside bombs and landmines to target security forces, but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.

In southern Helmand province, five Taliban militants’ IED makers were killed and big amount of weapons and ammunition together with 66 IEDs and a militants’ vehicle were destroyed after the Afghan Air Force targeted a Taliban’s position in Nawa district on Saturday, the Afghan Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement.

The militant groups have not made comments on the reports so far. Enditem

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