Two explosions have rocked Kandahar, the second night of deadly explosions in the southern Afghan city.
Officials said nine people were killed and more than 20 wounded by a car bomb and a second, smaller blast.
Afghan police were among those wounded.
On October 4, three explosions killed four Afghan police officers in Kandahar and a former district chief, Habibullah Aghonzada, was gunned down by assailants as he prayed at a packed mosque.
Control of Kandahar, the Taliban movement's birthplace, is seen as a key to the Afghan conflict.
Afghan and NATO forces are engaged in a major operation to push militants out of strongholds there.
compiled from agency reports