Movement restrictions will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sputnik reported.
Kandahar’s military security council recommended that residents staying in other parts of Afghanistan not return to the city until further notice.
In recent days, Kandahar witnessed a massive increase in violence infused by the Taliban after insurgents launched multiple attacks to take over Kandahar provinces.
Afghan National Army commandos are deployed to counter the resurgence of the Taliban in the respective disruptive areas.
The rise in violence comes amid shrinking foreign forces from Afghanistan. As the Taliban continue to occupy new territory, US officials have engaged in talks with neighboring Afghanistan to support the Afghan Defense Forces. Other countries in South and Central Asia are also participating in talks to promote peace talks.
The curfew came hours after Sediq Karzai, a Kandahar special forces commander, was killed in clashes with the Taliban for control of the town of Spin Boldak on the Pakistani border.
During the violence, the Indian photojournalist Danish Siddique was also killed.