16 killed in Afghanistan in bombings
Three Afghan soldiers and 13 militants were killed in separate bombings in Afghanistan Sunday, officials said.
The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said three army soldiers were killed in improvised explosive device (IED) attacks in the country, Xinhua reported Sunday.
Home-made IEDs used by the Taliban insurgent group have remained a major threat for the security forces in Afghanistan.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah escaped unhurt in twin-bomb blasts in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul last week.
On Sunday afternoon, eight Taliban fighters, including an insurgent local leader Mawlawi Zarif, were killed when an IED they were assembling exploded prematurely in a house in Kohistanat district of northern Sari Pul province, Xinhua quoted deputy provincial police chief Sakhidad Haydari as saying.
Elsewhere, five militants were killed when a roadside bomb they were planting detonated accidentally in Sangin district of southern Helmand province overnight.
The Taliban have intensified attacks as the country is preparing for presidential run-off polls slated for June 14.
(Posted on 08-06-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: