Two people are dead and upto twenty-nine injured after Taliban attacks on a number of government targets in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan.
Upto six suicide bombers took part in the assaults, which started with an explosion near the provincial governor’s compound in the city centre.
A gun battle followed between insurgents and Afghan security forces guarding the premises.
Speaking in the capital Kabul, an Afghan intelligence officer said the death of Osama bin Laden doesn’t mean the attacks are over.
“Al Qaeda and other extremist networks are widespread all over the world especially in Afghanistan and our neighbouring countries, and they will try to continue their holy war and struggle, but the Afghan sercurity forces are fully ready to face and prevent their terror activities”.
Kandahar Province is seen as the birthplace of the Taliban.