A suicide bomber was shot dead by the Afghan security forces before he manage to carry out an attack in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The suicide bomber was shot dead in Kot district earlier this morning, provincial government media office said in a statement carried by Khaama Press.
Provincial security chief Gen. Zarawar Zahid quoted in a statement by the provincial government media office said the suicide bomber was looking to target the Afghan National Police and Afghan Local Police forces.
Gen. Zahid further added that the suicide bomber was shot dead after he was identified by security forces in Janjal Ghhodi area. Taliban militants and insurgents loyal to ISIS group are actively operating in a number of remote districts of Nangarhar province.