Some would call this pure Karma.
Kamal Khan, who was described as one of the Taliban’s leading experts on constructing road side bombs and explosives, experienced poetic justice when a bomb he was making in Afghanistan detonated too early, killing him and his four sons.
Khan is believed to have been responsible for roadside bombs, like this one in November which exploded outside the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan
Khan was making explosives in his home, which have been frequently used to attack government security personnel and international troops in Afghanistan.
TALIBAN EXPLOSIVES EXPERT ACCIDENTALLY KILLS HIMSELF AND BLOWS UP HIS FOUR SONS WHEN A BOMB HE WAS MAKING EXPLODES
DAILY MAIL, January 19, 2017
An expert Taliban bomb maker accidentally killed himself and his four sons in while building a cache of roadside bombs in northern Afghanistan
Kamal Khan, a Taliban commander in the northern part of the Sar-i-Pul province of Afghanistan, died overnight while making explosive devices in his home.
Zabiullah Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor said Khan was believed to be the Taliban’s best maker of roadside bombs in the region.
These bombs have been frequently and effectively used for years against both government security forces and international troops in Afghanistan.
While the Taliban’s heartland is in southern Afghanistan, they have become increasingly active and dangerous in northern Afghanistan as well.
Afghan civilians are paying a heavy price for the escalating conflict across the country.
A total of 2,562 civilians were killed and another 5,835 wounded in the first nine months of 2016, according to a UN report.