At least 12 dead in Taliban attack on Afgan police HQ

Afghan security forces arrive after a powerful explosion outside the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar. — AP

At least a dozen people have been killed and about 90 others wounded when Taliban militants attacked police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, Trend reports citing Press TV.

Those killed were both policemen and civilians, said Bahir Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, giving the death toll.

"The fighting is over now".

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan artillery units conducted strikes against Taliban positions in Nogha area of Ghazni city.

Known as the birthplace of the Taliban movement, Kandahar province witnessed relative peace for years under the fierce police chief late Gen. Abdul Raziq, who got killed in a Taliban-claimed attack in October last year.

Eyewitnesses said following the first explosion, three back-to-back explosions were heard and the gunfight was still going on.

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Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, a Taliban leader, said in a statement that the attack was carried out by suicide bombers "armed with light and heavy weapons and explosives vests".

The Taliban said they would hold talks Thursday with representatives of a Swedish non-profit group after threats by the insurgents forced the organization to close 42 clinics it runs in eastern Afghanistan.

Kandahar was the former seat of the Taliban when they ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until they were ousted by a US -led coalition in 2001.

Atleast 60 others including 40 security forces members were wounded in the attack, reported Tolo News.

Ghazni, Afghanistan: American troops opened fire after an "enemy insider" shot and killed an Afghan commander in central Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, in yet another deadly Taliban-claimed infiltration.

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