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2 Taliban terrorists accidentally blow themselves up while planting roadside bomb

By Mason White 4:58 PM September 19, 2017
Roadside bombing (illustration)
Roadside bombing (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

Two terrorists are dead after accidentally blowing themselves up while planting a bomb on a roadway, according to police in Afghanistan.

Kapisa police said that the incident unfolded on Thursday afternoon.

The two Taliban insurgents have been identified as Qari Mahfooz and Bakhtiar.

According to the police investigation, Mahfooz and Bakhtiar built an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

They then tried to plant the IED on a road used primarily by government troops.

Suddenly, the IED exploded before Mahfooz and Bakhtiar had a chance to escape.

Mahfooz and Bakhtiar died at the scene.

Police published a photo of Mahfooz and Bakhtiar lying dead next to the detonated IED.

The image went viral on social media sites.

No injuries or damage was reported.