Coordinated blasts rock KandaharAccording to local authorities in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, Afghan security forces arrested at least 8 Pakistani Taliban militants in Panjwai district.

District governor for Panjwai, Haji Fazal Ahmad confirming the report said the Pakistani Taliban militants were sent to suppress anti-Taliban uprising forces.

Mr. Fazal Ahmad further added Taliban district governor for Zherai was also among those arrested.

In the meantime local officials in Panjwai district said militants attacked Afghan security forces while they were eradicating opium from the fields in this district.

The officials further added at least one Afghan police officer was injured and their equipments were set on fire by militants during the gun battle.