Afghan security forces thwart potential truck bombing in Gardez

Salaam Times

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.

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