The security forces foiled a massive explosion in Kandahar city after seizing a truck laden with 5000 kilograms of explosives.

The Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan said the security forces discovered and defused a truck bomb in Kandahar city.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militants had packed the truck with 5000 kilograms of explosives.

Furthermore, Gen. Tadin Khan hailed the security forces for thwarting militants’ bid to detonate the truck bomb.

He also added that that such attacks normally harm ordinary civilians.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the militants wanted to attack the Kandahar Intelligence Directorate.

The statement further added that the security forces managed to seize the truck and foil a major attack in the city.

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


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