07 May '11, 11am

Gunmen attack Afghan governor's compound

Gunmen attack Afghan governor's compound

A NATO military vehicle crosses the empty street after gunmen launched an attack on the compound of the governor of Kandahar province in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 7, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP KANDAHAR - GUNMEN in Afghanistan have launched an attack on the house of the governor of Kandahar province - a former Taleban stronghold now held by international and Afghan security forces. An Associated Press reporter near the compound in Kandahar city, the provincial capital, says the gunfire started shortly after midday (3.30pm Singapore time) on Saturday. The shooting is focused at the back of the compound, near the governor's residence. At least two larger blasts were also heard. Fighting is continuing and police have blocked journalists from getting close to the site. There are no immediate reports of casualties and it's not clear if the assailants had ma...

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