A suicide explosive-laden vehicle exploded in Daman district, near Kandahar airport on Saturday morning.

Security officials in Kandahar province reported today that a powerful explosion shook Kandahar province.

The explosion is said to have happened near a vehicle repair shop belonging to the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

Jamal Barakzai, a Kandahar police spokesperson confirmed the explosion but denied giving more details.

A security source in Kandahar, who did not want to be named, told VOA that after the blast, a number of attackers targeted the Kandahar National Directorate of Security (NDS) headquarters.

The source detailed that the Afghan security forces have launched operations to clear the area from the attackers.  

He further added a contracting company that hosted some foreign consultants was also damaged in the incident.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Sadeq Issa, the 205th Atal crop spokesman, told VOA that security forces occupied the area to eliminate the attackers. 

Further details of the incident would be shared with the media after the operation ends.

No individual or group have claimed the explosion’s responsibilities.

The blast is said to have been extremely powerful and has caused huge financial losses.