The Afghan security forces have thwarted a plot by the anti-government armed militants to carry out a roadside bomb explosion in capital Kabul.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials said Saturday that an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside was discovered and defused in the vicinity of Qarabagh district.

The officials further added that the militants were apparently looking to spark terror by targeting the local residents with the IED in Qarabagh.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the operatives of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), have foiled deadly attacks plotted by the anti-government armed militants to target Kabul city.

According to a statement released by NDS on Thursday, a group of at least seven militants were arrested in connection to the attack plots.

The statement further added that the militants were tasked to target the Ghazi Amanullah Khan hosptial as well as another health facility belonging to a security institution.