The Afghan forces foiled a deadly attack in southern Kandahar province by killing a suicide bomber who was looking to carry out an attack in Zherai district.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the explosives of the suicide bomber went off after the Afghan forces opened fire on him.

The statement further added that the suicide bomber was looking to carry out an attack in Hawz Madad area of Zherai district.

According to Ministry of Interior, the security forces foiled a deadly attack by eliminating the suicide bomber.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the incident so far.

This comes as four militants who were looking to plant a roadside bomb in Dand district of Kandahar province were killed after their explosives went off prematurely.

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