Two Taliban mine planters were killed by their own explosives while they were placing a roadside bomb.
The incident took place in the Karim Dad region, Nerkh District of Maidan Wardak province, yesterday.
In a separate report, during the same 24 hour period, Afghan National Police discovered and defused eight different types of IEDs placed by enemies of Afghanistan for destructive activities in Nawa District of southern Helmand province.
Afghan National Police are working diligently with local leaders and the public to prevent these types of acts from killing and wounding innocent civilians and security forces. Afghan National Police encourages all citizens to report suspicious activities and criminal acts to contact 119.