Security Forces Foil Car Bomb Blast in Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) foiled an attempted car blast during an operation in Zherai district of Kandahar province, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement Tuesday.

Officials did not provide further details on how the plot was halted but said the terrorist was identified before he succeed in his target of attacking security forces.

“A suicide attacker was identified and eliminated with his car bomb by #ANA when he wanted to attack ANDSF in Zherai district of Kandahar prov,” said the MoD in a tweet.

According to the statement, “Fortunately, the ANDSF were not harmed in the incident.”

The Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.