Afghan security forces thwart potential truck bombing in Gardez
PAKTIA -- Afghan security forces foiled a potential bomb plot in Paktia Province, the provincial government press office said in a statement Wednesday (August 15).
Security personnel found a truck packed with explosives in Gardez after an intelligence tip-off, said the statement.
The militants were planning to carry out a deadly attack in the provincial capital, said the statement.
A team of Afghan National Army engineers defused the explosives, it added.