A suicide bomber was shot dead before he manages to target the district administrative compound in Sayedabad district of Maidan Wardak province.

“Afghan National Police gunned down a suicide bomber who had attempted to storm Sayed Abad district headquarters but before reaching to his target he was identified and killed,” the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

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

Maidan Wardak is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan.

Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.