Afghan forces seized a vehicle that was carrying at least 7800 kilograms (kgs) of Ammonium Nitrate during an operation in Momand Dara district of Nangarhar.
According to the provincial government media office, the vehicle was intercepted in Torkham Township by the operatives of the National Directorate of Security.
The statement further added that the Ammonium Nitrate was placed in 156 sacks and were hidden under the vegetables.
According to the provincial government, the militants had imported the Ammonium Nitrate from Pakistan and were looking to use them in their future attacks.
The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.