Taliban insurgents have opened fire on the home and compound of the governor of Kandahar province in the south of the country.
Several explosions were heard in the area and shops and businesses closed their premises as a precaution.
Afghan security forces returned fire while helicopters circled overhead.
A Taliban spokesman said they carried out the attack which he claimed had inficted heavy casualties on what he called the enemy.
On Friday a group of armed men in the south, who said they were Taliban, vowed to continue their attacks.
“The martyrdom of Osama bin Laden is not going to affect our strategy, and it will not stop us from our goal. We will continue to with our jihad and sacrifice against infidels until the judgement day and we will avenge our martyrs”
The insurgents have also threatened what they called a spring offensive. Kandahar province is at the heart of the fighting in Afghanistan and is the birthplace of the Taliban.