The Afghan forces thwarted a deadly plot by anti-government armed militants to target the university students in northern Baghlan province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive which the militants had planted close to Baghlan University.

The statement further added that the militants had planted the bomb close to the entrance gate of Baghlan University in Pul-e Khumri city.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said the explosion could inflict heavy casualties on university students hadn’t the police forces thwarted the attack plot.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

The security situation in Baghlan province has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the militants groups in this province.

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