INTERNATIONAL

Taliban Attack On Afghan Police HQ

At least 11 people were killed and scores more wounded when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the Afghan southern city of Kandahar.

The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both sides say are making progress, but which so far have yielded no reduction in violence in the grueling Afghan conflict.

Taliban spokesman said the attack in Afghanistan's second-largest city started with a car bomb, then saw gunmen storm the police compound.

In a statement, Kandahar governor's spokesman, said that 11 people had been killed, including nine civilians and two police officers, while another 80 including women and children were wounded.

Interior ministry spokesman said eight attackers were involved. Two blew themselves up, while the remaining six were "cornered in a building".