It has been reported by the Middle East North Africa Financial Network that 37 members of the Taliban were killed on Saturday after a car bomb that they had intended to detonate prematurely went off.
The news outlet also reported that the 37 Taliban members who were killed, died int he southern Kandahar province.
Pajhwok Afghan Network has reported that Aziz Ahmad Aziz, who is a spokesman for the governor, said to the network that the bomb was detonated in Maroof district late on Friday night.
Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely among Taliban leaving 37 dead pic.twitter.com/6rdlXfQH6i
— Afghan Visa (@afghanvisa) December 2, 2018
Aziz stated the bomb went off after “militants rigged a Humvee vehicle with explosives and wanted to target border police battalion in Atghar district of southern Zabul province.”
Western Journal writes, “Pajhwok Afghan News reported 37 deaths in its tweet about the explosion.”
— Pajhwok Afghan News (@pajhwok) December 1, 2018
Western Journal also explains, “Pajhwok reported that the Ministry of Defense believes 15 motorcycles were also destroyed in the bombing. United News of India reported that the militants who organized the bombing were planning to attack the Afghan military.”
It has been reported by UNI that the Taliban “refuted the reports, claiming that there was no such incident at all.”
“The packed Humvee was planed 2 b use in an attack on #Maruf district by #Taliban,” the reporter stated.
40 #Taliban militants have been killed in an explosive-packed Humvee explosion in a border place between #Kandahar & #Zabul provinces.
The packed Humvee was planed 2 b use in an attack on #Maruf district by #Taliban.
— Tareq Saqeb (@TareqSaqeb) December 2, 2018
“Kandahar has been among the relatively calm provinces but the security situation in some of its districts has deteriorated during the recent months,” The Khaama Press News Agency reports.
UNI reports that the Taliban movement was one of the biggest forces to oppose Kabul.
Western Journal writes, “Taliban militants seized power in Afghanistan in 1996 but were overthrown in 2001. They have continued fighting as insurgents.”