PESHAWAR (AFP) Four Taliban militants were killed in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday when explosives they were planting around the house of a local anti-Taliban leader detonated accidentally, officials said. The incident took place in Kurram districts Ali Sherzai Dar village, which is the lawless tribal belt near the Afghan border. Four Taliban militants were killed and six others were wounded when one of several bombs they were planting to demolish the vacant house of a tribal elder exploded prematurely, administration chief Abdul Baseer Khan told AFP. Malik Hakimullah, the targeted pro-government tribal elder, had already moved to Peshawar with his family because of ongoing unrest, and the house was empty at the time of the attack, Khan added. Security officials confirmed the incident and death toll.