The provincial government media office in a statement said the three arrested suicide bombers have previously launched a terrorist attack in Jalal Abad and wanted to launch another attack in the city.
According to the statement, the three detained suicide attackers are identified as Abdullah resident of Kandahar province, Sayed Ebrar resident of Laghman province and Nasibullah from Quetta main inhabitant of Chaman in Pakistan.
In the meantime, the Nangarhar provincial government media office in a separate statement also announced Afghan security forces have thwarted a suicide bombing that the armed militants wanted to carry out inside a mosque in Jalal Abad city.
“Afghan forces discovered two mortar rounds placed inside the mosque which is located in the 3rd police district of the city,” the statement said.
The Nangarhar media office further added Afghan security forces also discovered and defused an improvised explosive device from the Rodat district of Nangarhar.
Nangarhar is one of the insecure provinces in eastern Afghanistan that the Islamic State group has activities besides the Taliban group.