The Afghan security forces put an end to a coordinated Taliban attack in the provincial capital of Kandahar province.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed in a Twitter post that the security forces have put an end to the attack.

Rahimi further added that the security forces have killed all the assailants involved in today’s attack.

There are no reports available regarding the casualties inflicted on security personnel and civilians in the attack.

However, Rahimi said the further details regarding the attack will be shared shortly.

Kandahar city attack:

A group of militants detonated car bombs in Kandahar city earlier this evening sparking a standoff which lasted for several hours.

The militants reportedly attacked the Police Headquarters of Kandahar in Aino Mina.

Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai confirmed that the militants detonated car bombs close to a Police Station.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the security forces are responding to the attack and a standoff is underway.

Meanwhile, he urged the residents of the city to remain away from the site of the attack for the sake of their own safety.