The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces discovered the car bomb during an operation in Mohmandara district.

The statement further added that the militants were looking to use the car bomb in an attack in Jalalabad city.

However, the interior ministry said the Afghan forces to discover and defuse the car bomb before militants manage to detonate it in Jalalabad city.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the report so far.