A deadly car bomb explosion was foiled in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Thursday.

According to a statement released by MoI, the car bomb was destroyed in an airstrike which was carried out in the vicinity of Nad-e-Ali district.

The statement further added that the militants were looking to detonate the car bomb in Lashkargah city.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike and destruction of the car bomb so far.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.