Four Taliban rebels were killed when their ammunition exploded during a wedding party they attended as special guests in a southern Afghan village, police said Saturday.
Eight other Islamic rebels were injured in the blast in southern Zabul province late on Friday, provincial police chief Mohammad Yaqoub told AFP. It was not yet known what triggered the blast, he added.
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“There was a wedding party and a group of Taliban was also attending as special guests. For some reason an explosion took place in the room they had gathered,” Yaqoub said.
“In that blast four Taliban were killed and eight others were injured,” the police commander said, citing information provided to his officers by the local villagers on Saturday. Police were investigating, he added.
Advice to Locals: Next time check the wedding list before proceeding to banquet.