Thirty Taliban fighters killed after explosion at bomb-making class in Afghan mosque

From the Mirror and the Khaama Press, the largest English news service for Afghanistan

A group of Taliban fighters who were taking part in a bomb-making class have died in an explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement on Saturday that 30 Taliban fighters including six foreign nationals who were expert mine makers had been killed in a bomb explosion this morning.

According to the statement, bodies of the six Taliban affiliated foreign nationals could not be identified because of the blast.

The incident is reported to have taken place when a group of Taliban militants gathered at a mosque in the village of Qultaq in Dowlatabad district of Balkh province.

A separate blast in Afghanistan claimed the lives of two children. (They) died when an IED planted by the Taliban exploded in Qotar Blaq village in Kunduz province, security officials reported.