Four suicide attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan killed 30 civilians and wounded 40 more.
The attacks struck near a prison, hotel, mosque and a city centre road junction, the BBC reported.
The southern city of Kandahar is a former Taliban stronghold, and is one of Afghanistan's largest cities.
According to Ahmad Wali Karzi the largest attack was aimed at Kandahar's prison, though no prisoners escaped, the Associated Press reported.
Top U.S. commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal foresaw the event. For the past several weeks he had warned of the Kandahar area being a next target for operations against the Taliban.