A heavy explosion was foiled in capital Kabul after the security forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive device planted by the militants under a culvert on a main road in Qarabagh district.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials said the improvised explosive device was discovered and defused before the militants manage to detonate it.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However, in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Taliban militants themselves are killed or wounded.

A total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released last month by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office.

The report further added that the high number of casualties to the civilians were inflicted by suicide bombings and other attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs).