The Afghan security forces have arrested three suicide bombers including Pakistani nationals during separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The media office of Nangarhar provincial government in a statement said the suicide bombers were arrested by the operatives of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS).

The statement further added that the NDS operatives conducted operations in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar and Shinwar district, resulting into the arrest of the three suicide bomebrs.

The suicide bombers were looking to carry out an attack on a key government compound in Nangarhar, the statement by the provincial government added.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the arrest of the suicide bombers so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed elements including Taliban and ISIS-K terrorists are active in some remote districts of the province.