The Afghan National Police forces foiled militants bid to detonate an improvised explosive device in Kabul city as Afghans celebrate the start of the new solar year.

The Kabul Police Headquarters in a statement said the improvised explosive device was discovered from Kabul University road in 3rd police district of the city.

The statement further added that the improvised explosive device was defused by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of Afghan National Police.

This comes as back to back explosions took place in Karte Sakhi area of Kabul city earlier today, leaving at least 30 people dead or wounded.

The Ministry of Public Health officials confirmed that 6 people were killed and 23 others were wounded in the explosions.

The officials also added that women and children were also among those killed or wounded.