An explosion ripped through a bomb making lesson at a Taliban base, killing seven militants.
The jihadis were in a training session on the manufacture and use of explosives at a madrasa – a religious seminary – in the village of Mastofi in Ghazni province on Wednesday night.
However, there was an accident and the men were blown to pieces, reports Khaama Press.
Ahmad Fahim Amiree told Shamshad TV that a Taliban commander was showing trainees how to make an explosive device, when it detonated.
The commander and six others were killed and two others were wounded.
The Taliban has not yet issued a statement on the accident.
As well as a growing Taliban insurgency, breakaway militant factions added to the Afghan government’s woes, numerous groups announced allegiance to ISIS and began taking over territory, expanding the group’s foothold in one of the world’s most volatile regions.
The Taliban and ISIS have ideological differences and are involved in a bloody turf war in the central Asian nation.