An explosion occurred close to the police HQ of Balkh district in the northern province of Balkh on Sunday afternoon, said Adil Shah Adil, a spokesman for the provincial police chief.
There are preliminary reports that gunmen attacked security forces at the scene following the blast, Adil said.
“There are security force members and civilian casualties from the attack, but there is no exact number yet,” he said, adding that “reinforcements have arrived at the area.”
“Security forces have blocked all the roads in the area,” he said.
Taliban claimed responsibly for the attack.