Four Taliban militants killed as their bomb explodes prematurely

Kabul, June 11 (Xinhua-ANI): Four Taliban militants lost their lives as their bomb went off prematurely in Afghanistan 's Paktika province, 155 km south of capital Kabul, Sunday night, spokesman for the provincial administration Mukhlis Afghan said Monday.

"Four Taliban insurgents were busy in planting a bomb on a road in Jani Khil district last night to target security forces but the device went off prematurely killing all the four on the spot," Afghan told Xinhua.

Three of the dead insurgents are Pakistani nationals, he added.

Taliban militants fighting the government have yet to make comment. (Xinhua-ANI)