vlcsnap-2014-02-17-13h29m38s232Plot to kill an Afghan lawmaker in western Ghor province of Afghanistan was foiled by Afghan intelligence operatives, security officials said Monday.

The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced that a group of militants plotted to carry out attack on Afghan lawmaker Keramuddin Reza Zada in Ghor province.

NDS following a statement said the lawmaker was on a visit to Cheghcharan city to meet and hold talks with his constituents.

The statement further added that the militants were looking to assassinate MP Keramuddin Reza Zada along with three other local tribal elders by using a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED).

NDS officials said the local tribal elders who were accompanying MP Reza Zada included Haji Abdul Rahman, Reza and Mullah Mahmood.

Afghan intelligence operatives arrested a suspected militant recognized as Mohibullah before he manage to carry out attack, NDS said in its statement.

Afghan intelligence operatives also seized the remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED) fro the detained militant who is currently in custody for further investigation.

NDS said the detained militant has confessed to his crime during the preliminary investigations.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the assassination plot of MP Keramuddin Reza Zada.