A suspected militant was blown up by own explosives as he was attempting to plant a bomb inside the compound of a private university in Kabul.

Kabul police officials have confirmed that the incident took place at around 10:30 am local time in the vicinity of Kart-e-Naw area in 8th police district of the city.

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul Police confirmed the incident and said the suspected militant was looking to place an improvised explosive device inside the toilet of Jahan University.

He also added that the explosives went off prematurely leaving the suspected militant dead while three others were wounded.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.