Two suicide attackers detonated their bombs inside the police headquarters in Afghanistan’s second-largest city on Sunday, killing at least two police and wounding 37 people.
The two bombers targetted General Abdul Raziq, a border police commander, two police officers at the scene in Kandahar said. The blasts went off within a minute of each other, one on a ground floor and one on an upper floor, officials said.
“The bomber wanted to get close to General Raziq, but his guards stopped him,” Karim Agha, a police officer wounded in the attack, told The Associated Press from his hospital bed.
One high-ranking officer, who asked not to be identified because he wasn’t authorised to speak to the media, said six police were killed and 13 wounded, including Raziq.
Canadian troops and Afghan soldiers surrounded the police headquarters shortly after the explosions.