© AFP | The Taliban claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn attack in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province - FILE
KABUL - 28 November 2019: A Taliban car bomb went off prematurely in a residential area in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, injuring 13 civilians and damaging 10 houses, Khaama Press agency quoted the Afghan military as saying on Thursday.
According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps in the North, the Taliban militants were looking to carrying out a car bomb attack using a Jeep vehicle packed with explosives.
However, the Afghan forces identified the car bomb before the militants could drive it to the provincial capital where they wanted to detonate it.
The statement further added that a clash broke out along Sayad district highway after the Afghan forces traced the car bomb which went off prematurely.