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4 Taliban bomb experts killed by Afghan forces in western province

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4 Taliban bomb experts killed by Afghan forces in western province

Source: Xinhua

HERAT, Afghanistan

(Xinhua) -- Four Taliban bomb makers have been killed in a government forces operation in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, provincial government said Friday.

"Four Taliban bomb makers were killed and three others wounded after security forces launched a special operation in a remote village in Shindand district, Herat province on Thursday," the government said in a statement.

The targeted militants were responsible for making landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and the security forces also destroyed large amount of explosive in the hideout after the operation.

The raid was a latest special operation against the insurgency, its supply lines and Taliban's bomb making facility.

Taliban militants use home-made IEDs to make roadside bombs, landmines, car bombs, and suicide bomb jackets in their attacks which also inflict casualties on civilians.

On Thursday, two teenage girls were killed and 16 civilians wounded in an IED explosion along a dusty road in southern Kandahar province.

Read more:  http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/05/c_137512819.htm