The word “expert” doesn’t mean what it used to. As the Associated Press reported yesterday, a member of the Taliban accidentally provided an “infidel assist” in the War on Terror:The government says an expert bomb maker for the insurgent Taliban inadvertently killed himself and his four sons in northern Afghanistan, while building a cache of roadside bombs.
Zabiullah Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Sar-i-Pul province, says Wednesday that Kamal Khan, a Taliban commander in the northern part of the province, died overnight while making explosive devices in his home. Amani says Khan was believed to be the Taliban’s best maker of roadside bombs in Sar-i-Pul province.
According to Fox News, a spokesman for the provincial government said bombs made by Khan were used frequently during deadly Taliban roadside attacks against security forces and US army troops, and that he’s believed to have been the Taliban’s most experienced explosives expert in Sar-i-Pul as well as a district commander, and had worked for the group for over a decade.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]