The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonate multiple Improvised Explosive Devices in South-eastern Khost province.

According to a statement released by Ministry of Interior, the security forces discovered and defused 8 IEDs during the operations which they launched few days ago in Musa Khe district.

The statement further added that the militants had planted the IEDs on main roads frequented by ordinary civilians.

Some of the IEDs also carried ‘illusory’ messages about paradise, the Ministry of Interior added in its statement.

Taliban militants and militants of the other groups frequently use improvised explosives as the weapon of their choice to target the security personnel and government officials.

However, the roadside bombings often inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

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