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4 ISIS militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province

At least four militants affiliated with DAESH were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
4 ISIS militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province
The 201st Silbab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the incident has taken place on Friday in the vicinity of Suki district.
The statement further added four ISIS militants were busy planting an improvised explosive device on a roadside in Spidar Dara area of the district when the explosion took place, leaving two militants dead and two others critically wounded.
The Taliban militants and other militants including ISIS often use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.
However, in majority of such attacks the ordinary civilians are killed while in some cases the Taliban militants are themselves blown up in premature explosions.
Anti-government elements must immediately end the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of all improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in areas frequented by civilians, said UNAMA in a special human rights report released few days earlier.
The special report – titled “Increasing Harm to Afghan Civilians form the Deliberate and Indiscriminate Use of Improvised Explosive Devices” – documents a sharp increase from 1 January – 30 September 2018 in the killing and maiming of Afghan civilians by IEDs, which have caused almost half of the civilian casualties from conflict-related violence.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Saturday 13 October 2018 10:59
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