Afghan forces clash with militants for 2nd day (AP) – 1427th Edition

An Afghan border police force fires to the Taliban fighters who are hidden at the Traffic Department building with smoke rising on rooftop in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, May 8, 2011. The Taliban unleashed a major assault Saturday on government buildings throughout Afghanistan's main southern city, an attack that cast doubt on how successful the U.S.-led coalition has been in its nearly yearlong military campaign to establish security and stability in the former Taliban stronghold. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)AP – Afghan security forces on Sunday had surrounded a small group of insurgents who barricaded themselves inside a hotel on the second day of clashes in the southern city of Kandahar, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

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