At least fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed in an explosion triggered by a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the incident took place late on Sunday night in Imam Sahib district.
According to a statement by MoI, the militants were planning to carry out a deadly car bomb attack in the vicinity of Kunduz province.
The statement further added that the VBIED went off prematurely as the militants were looking to prepare it for the attack.
According to MoI, at least fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were wounded in the explosion.
Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan.
This comes as a senior leader of the Taliban group Mullah Abdul Salam was killed in a US forces airstrike in Kunduz few days ago.
Mullah Salam was considered as a key Taliban group figure who had a major role in back to back coordinated attacks on Kunduz city last year.