The Afghan security forces foiled a plot by the anti-government armed militant groups to carry out a deadly bombing inside a mosque in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the security forces discovered two mortar rounds placed inside the mosque which is located in the 3rd police district of the city.
The statement further added that the mortar rounds were discovered and defused without any incident by the operatives of the Afghan intelligence.
According to the provincial government, the mortar rounds would cause massive casualties to the prayer participants had the militants manage to detonate them.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.
In the meantime, the provincial government said the intelligence operatives also discovered and defused an improvised explosive device from the Rodat district of Nangarhar.