A car bomb went off nearby a military camp in Shah Wali Kot
district in the southern Kandahar province early on Saturday morning, local
security officials said. One person has reportedly been killed by the explosion.
Baher Ahmadi, spokesperson for Kandahar governor, told Kabul
Now that the incident took place at entry gate of a police base in Shah Wali
Kot district and in the aftermath of the explosion clash broke between the
Taliban insurgents and police forces.
Hours after the incident, the spokesperson for Kandahar governor, said that the Afghan Air Force along with the Afghan police pushed the insurgents back.
Issuing a statement, the Taliban have claimed responsibility
for the attack.
The southern province of Kandahar is restive and the Taliban
insurgents maintain control over parts of the province.