Afghan security forces killed at least 10 Taliban insurgents after they carried out an attack on Kandahar airport late 8 December night, said officials.
According to TOLONews, the attack started at around 6:30pm when ten insurgents wearing security force uniforms stormed the airport compound and opened fire.
"Several insurgents (have) taken up position inside a school and (are) firing at the airport," said Sameem Khpalwak, a spokesperson for the local governor.
The episode occurred on the eve of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's high-profile visit to Islamabad for a regional conference.
The attack comes after an earlier incident in which two suicide bombers were killed following their attack on a police station in Kandahar, which happens to be one of the Taliban strongholds.