At least two loud explosions rocked southern Kandahar province on Tuesday evening.

The incident took place around 7:00 pm local time in the first district police station of Kandahar city.

According to reports, heavy gunfire have also been started between the Afghan security forces and militants following the explosions.

Local residents and eyewitnesses in the area said that there fears of more casualties as a result of the explosions.

In the meantime Kandahar provincial governor spokesman Zalmai Ayubi said, at least 8 people including 5 civilians and 3 Afghan police were killed and 16 others injured.

Mr. Ayubi further added, Afghan police forces have taken control of the security situation and the clashes are now over.

The incident is followed by a similar incident which killed and injured at least 21 people in this province today.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.