The provincial government media office said the suicide bomber was shot dead in Kot district earlier this morning.
Provincial security chief Gen. Zarawar Zahid quoted in a statement by the provincial government media office said the suicide bomber was looking to target the Afghan National Police and Afghan Local Police forces.
Gen. Zahid further added that the suicide bomber was shot dead after he was identified by security forces in Janjal Ghhodi area.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
Taliban militants and insurgents loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are actively operating in a number of remote districts of Nangarhar province.
Kot district is among the Nangarhar districts including Achin where the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group are having presence and conduct insurgency activities.
The police chief of Haska Mina district in Nangarhar lost his life in an attack carried out by the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group nearly a week ago.