“Four Taliban killed while laying bomb on highway,” from Reuters, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
KABUL: Four suspected Taliban militants were killed in southern Afghanistan early yesterday when a bomb they were attempting to plant on a highway exploded, a provincial governor said.
“Four Taliban who were trying to plant a remote-controlled bomb in the Langar area, by the side of the highway en route to Tirin Kot, blew themselves up,” Uruzgan governor Jan Mohamed said.
“Police discovered the bodies along with four Kalashnikovs,” he said.
The area around Tirin Kot in troubled Uruzgan province has been the scene of frequent attacks by militants who often use crudely made bombs.