According to local authorities in southern Helmand province, Afghan security forces on Thursday shot dead a suicide bomber in this province.

The officials further added the, a suicide bomber who had disguised himself in Afghan police uniform was shot dead by Afghan security forces around 10:00 am local time at Nawa district.

The suicide bomber was looking to enter a session of the local council and was recognized by Afghan police forces before he reaches his target to carry out suicide attack, officials said.

In the meantime Taliban militants ambushed Afghan police forces at Nawzad district where two militants were killed and one Afghan police officer was injured following the clashes.

In a separate incident a suspected militant was killed while he was trying to set up a roadside bomb at Mosa Qala district on Wednesday.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.