The Afghan forces arrested a wounded Pakistani militant during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the local authorities said.

According to a statement released by the provincial government, the Afghan forces arrested Zrar Hafeez, a Pakistani national who had sustained injuries in Momand Dara district.

The statement further added that the security forces arrested the suspect in Ghorakai area of the district.

Meanwhile, a Taliban militant, who was attempting to plant two roadside bombs in Barikaab area of Batikot district, was killed after the explosives went off prematurely.

The provincial government also added that the security forces discovered and defused a roadside bomb in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the reports so far.

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