Officials in Afghanistan say multiple suicide bombers attacked the
governor's compound in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday,
killing five policemen.
Provincial official Ahmad Wali Karzai, who is the president's brother, says three suicide bombers were involved in the attack.
There are reports that at least one of the bombers detonated his
explosives outside the compound, while the others may have been inside
Reuters news agency says a Taliban commander (Mullah Hayat Khan) has claimed that the militant group is responsible for the attack.
Earlier this month, four suicide bombers struck a provincial council
office in Kandahar, killing 13 people. Taliban militants also claimed
responsibility for that attack.