Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban terrorists detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.
After the blasts, militant gunman opened fire from nearby positions and members of the security forces were battling them, said Tadeen Khan, the southern city’s chief of police.
The attackers targeted the police force’s counter-narcotics wing, Khan said.
Earlier, at least 20 Afghan forces members were killed in a Taliban ambush in Abkamari district in western Badghis province on Wednesday.
The Taliban also killed an Afghan commander on Wednesday in central Afghanistan.