An explosion in northern Jawzjan province killed or wounded at least 31 people including many Taliban militants and ordinary civilians.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the incident took place at around 3:00 pm on Wednesday in Bazarak Jangal Aregh Village of Mardian district.
The statement further added that the Taliban militants were transporting roadside bombs and explosive materials and were their way from Chahar Bolak district of Balkh province to Mardian district.
However, the explosives went off prematurely killing 15 Taliban militants and 2 civilians, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.
The explosion also wounded 14 other people including Taliban militants and ordinary civilians.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.