A Mini Truck packed explosives went off close to Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan late on Saturday night, the local officials said.

Mohammad Mahfuz, the Police Chief of Parwan said the Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device went off at around 8 pm local time.

He also added that the security forces opened fire on the vehicle after its driver ignored the call to stop in the check post.

According to Mahfuz, the explosion did not inflict casualties on any one else.

The officials in the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the militants were looking to ram the explosives laden Dyna mini truck into Bagram Airfield.

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

Author

  • Khaama Press

    The Khaama Press News Agency is the leading and largest English news service for Afghanistan with over 3 million hits a month. Independent authors/columnists and experts are welcomed to contribute stories, opinions and editorials. Send stories to news@khaama.com.