4 Taliban Militants Killed in Premature Blast in Afghanistan
    2010-08-25 15:56:42     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhao
 

Four Taliban militants were killed as their explosive device went off prematurely in militants hub Helmand province in south Afghanistan on Tuesday, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Four enemies of Afghanistan were killed while planting a mine to target innocent Afghans in Nad Ali district of Helmand but their device exploded prematurely killing all on the spot,"the statement added.

In a similar incident four militants lost their lives when a mine they were planting on a road in the northern Balkh province on Saturday exploded prematurely.

Defense Ministry in a separate statement also said that the troops during an operation a search operation in Shakardara district north of Afghan capital Kabul city, arrested three suspected terrorists on the same day Tuesday.

Taliban militants have vowed to speed up their assaults against Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan.

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