According to local authorities in eastern Kunar province, Afghan security forces a truck laden with explosives in Asadabad city in this province.

The officials further added, the truck contained around 8 tons of explosives and at least 4 suspects were detained by Afghan security forces.

The explosives were displayed along with some checmicals to the reporters by local security forces.

According to local security officials, based on the intelligence reports the explosives were transported from Multan city of Pakistan and was taken to Afghanistan via Torkham border.

The militants were looking to create improvised explosive devices and carry out insurgency attacks using the explosives and chemicals, local security officials said.

Kunar province located in eastern Afghanistan is considered to be one of the volatile regions which is bordering Nuristan province where militants are often carrying out insurgency activities against the Afghan security forces.

In the meantime local security officials in western Farah province said, at least 6 militants were killed following a military operation in this province.

The operation was conducted at Khak-e-Safid district in this province.

Provincial security chief for western Farah province said at least 9 militants were also detained during the operation.

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


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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.