Four Taliban militants were killed and seven others sustained injuries as a car bomb went off outside Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah 555 km south of Kabul on Saturday, provincial police chief Juma Gul Humat said. "A group of Taliban militants driving an explosive-laden car planned to detonate it in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, but the car exploded accidentally in Mukhtar Qala area outside the provincial capital at around 11:00 a.m. local time today," Humat told Xinhua.
The police chief also confirmed that four Taliban militants riding the car were killed and seven others sustained injuries in the blast.
He didn't provide more details.
Taliban militants fighting the government and are largely relying on suicide and roadside bombings have yet to make comment.