KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Ten Taliban militants were killed as their vehicle ran over a mine planted by the group in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Monday, Kandahar police spokesman Jamal Barikzai said Tuesday.
According to the official, a group of Taliban militants planted mine on a road in Loikariz area of Shah Walikot district to target security forces convoy but the device struck a Taliban vehicle late Monday night, killing 10 insurgents on the spot.
Five more insurgents wounded in the blast, Barikzai claimed.
Taliban militants who are largely relying on roadside and suicide bombings and have intensified activities recently in the southern region are yet to make comment. Enditem