The Afghan national defense and security forces have foiled the militants plot to carry out a deadly attack using a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said a Humvee type vehicle packed with hundreds of kilograms of explosives was discovered and defused before the militants to use for a deadly attack.
The statement further added that the vehicle was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday morning from the vicinity of Zani Khel village in Ismail Khel district.
The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.
Khost is among the relatively calm provinces in Southeast of Afghanistan where fewer terrorist related incidents are reported from.
However, the anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including the Taliban and Haqqani network are insurgents are active in some of its districts.
The militants often attempt to carry out terrorist attacks in the form of car bombings, roadside bombings, and coordinated attacks in this province and other provinces located in the Southeast of the country.
Source The Khaama Press