A suicide bomber was killed before he manage to reach to his target to detonate a Humvee armored personnel carrier in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
According to the local officials, a suicide bomber riding a Humvee vehicle packed with explosives was attempting to get closer to its target in Marjah district but was spotted and eliminated by the security forces before it manage to hit his target.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were looking to target the security forces during the operation but the suicide bomber and his vehicle were cordoned and the explosives inside vehicle went off as the security forces opened fire on it.
The statement further added that only the suicide bomber was killed in the explosion and no one else was hurt.
According to the local government, the militants have been hardly suppressed by the security forces in the area and were apparently looking to carry out a deadly attack to avenge their defeat.
The officials are saying that the security forces have managed to make around 3 kilometers advance in the restive areas of Marjah since the launch of the operation earlier today.
The militants have suffered heavy casualties during the operations but the exact number is not clear so far, the officials added.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.