The Taliban militants have detonated explosives beneath a main bridge located on the highway in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand in the South.

According to Helmand governor’s office, the Taliban insurgents, as part of their destructive and inhumane activities, detonated explosives beneath a main bridge in Mahajir Bazar of Nahr-e-Saraj district.

The source further adds that the explosion has partially damaged the bridge and at least seven improvised explosive devices were used in the destructive act.

The governor’s office also added the militants were looking to totally destroy the bridge as only two of the planted bombs went off while five of them were defused by the security.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least three militants were arrested and six others were killed during the operations of the security forces in the area.

The security forces also confiscated 20 boxes of PKM machine gun munitions, 12 boxes of Ak-47 munitions, 27 rocket propelled grenade launchers rockets, 13 rockets of 82mm type, 40 mortar rounds, 136 hand grenades, 128 grenade keys, an Ak-47, 3 vehicles, drugs, and some other types of explosives and munitions.