A Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) went off prematurely in Balkh province of Afghanistan earlier today.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in statement said the explosion took place in Zekzayak Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The statement further added that a Toyota Corolla type vehicle packed with explosives went off prematurely before the suicide bombers manage to detonate it in the area of their target.

The anti-government armed elements including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.