Kabul: At least five people were killed and seven injured Monday after Taliban militants attacked a police station in Afghanistan`s Kandahar province.
"One militant detonated a car bomb near the Maywand district police station. Several other gunmen tried to enter the station. The blast and gunfight claimed the lives of five people, including a senior police official," an official told Xinhua.
Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures.
"The number of victims is still being counted," Khan said, noting that the casualties` details will be revealed later in the day.
Shortly after the attack, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident.