A suicide attack rocked Kandahar province in South of Afghanistan amid reports several people were killed or wounded in the attack.

The local officials are saying that a suicide bomber rammed a Humvee type vehicle packed with explosives into the police commandment of Maiwand district earlier today.

According to the local officials citing preliminary reports, at least three people lost their lives and four others were wounded in the attack.

The Maiwand district police chief Sultan Mohammad confirmed that six policemen lost their lives and five others were wounded in the attackA

nother security official had earlier said that around seven people were killed and at least nine others were wounded in the attack.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

The security situation in southern Kandahar province has improved during the recent years although the anti-government armed militant groups attempt to carry out terrorist related activities, including suicide attacks occasionally.

At least four people were wounded after a coordinated explosion rocked the Kandahar city earlier this week.

According to the local officials in Kandahar, the back to back explosions in Kandahar city took place late on Sunday night while the policemen were patrolling in the city when three roadside mines, improvised explosive devices, went off.


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