A coordinated attack by Taliban militants claimed the lives of at least 10 people in Kandahar city.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the militants launched the attack at around 4:30 pm local time on Thursday.

The statement further added that a group of 7 militants stormed the Kandahar Police Headquarters after launching the attack.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said the attack claimed the lives of 7 and 3 policemen.

The interior ministry also added that the attack wounded 59 civilians and 27 policemen.

The security forces managed to eliminate all 7 assailants late on Thursday night.