At least 12 people, including seven civilians, were killed in Taliban’s attack on Kandahar police headquarters on Thursday, officials from provincial hospital said.
The hospital officials also said that 60 others including 40 security force members were wounded in the attack.
Kandahar police headquarters came under attack at around 4:40pm on Thursday when a car bomb was detonated outside the headquarters and gunmen started firing at security forces.
Kandahar police at around 7:00pm said the attack has ended.
Kandahar governor office meanwhile said two police members were killed in clashes with the Taliban fighters and three others were wounded.
The governor’s office also said that nine civilians, including women and children, were killed and 80 others were wounded.
President Ashraf Ghani in a statement condemned the attack and said the Afghan government is seeking ways for peace but the Taliban by such attacks shows that they do not want peace and stability.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.