The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonate a large bomb in southern Helmand province and killed a Taliban militant during the operation, the Afghan military said.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants were looking to detonate a large bomb in in Greshk district of Helmand.

The statement further added that the security forces carried out an operation while being in full defensive posture, defusing the bomb together with 14 other improvised explosive devices.

The security forces also killed a Taliban militant and wounded 2 others during the same operation, the Special Operations Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operation so far.


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