The provincial government in Nangarhar said in a statement that a vehicle packed with explosives was discovered before the militants manage to use it for an attack.
The statement further added that the vehicle was discovered from Momandara district and was detonated without causing harm to anyone.
According to the provincial government, the militants were looking to use the car bomb in attack in Ghani Khel district.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.
Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.
However, the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the militant groups.