Taliban Weapon Cache Explodes in N. Afghanistan

16:00 - March 01, 2020
News ID: 3470796
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A weapon cache of the Taliban militants accidentally exploded in Shirin Tagab district of the northern Faryab province on Saturday, but caused no loss of life, said a statement of provincial police released  Sunday.


The incident took place in Islam Qala village of the restive district on Saturday evening and as a result huge quantity of arms and ammunitions of the militants were destroyed, the statement added, Xinhua reported.

The weapon cache blast came on the same day of inking a peace deal between the United States and the Taliban group which paves the way for the withdrawal of the US-led coalition forces from Afghanistan.

Taliban militants agreed on a seven-day reduction in violence on Feb. 22 ahead of inking the agreement with the US.