KABUL, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Police personnel defused a car bomb in the country's eastern province of Wardak, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
"On Sunday morning, the ANP forces, based on a tip-off, carried out a special operation in Sayed Abad district, Wardak province. They discovered and defused a car bomb there," the ministry said in a statement.
The militants tried to use the vehicle for conducting a terrorist attack in the province, 35 km west of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, it noted.
In addition, the Afghan police have also defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Bagram district of neighboring Parwan province, according to the statement.
A U.S. and NATO military base is located in Bagram, some 50 km north of Kabul.
On March 13, a woman was killed and 20 civilians wounded when an IED struck a local telecom company's vehicle in central Kabul.
The Taliban insurgency has been on the rampage since the beginning of 2015 when the Afghan security forces assumed full responsibilities of security from the U.S. and NATO troops.