Kabul: In a wave of attacks launched by Taliban fighters, at least 8 police were killed and seven others injured in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province.
Saeeb Khan Elham, a district governor, said that insurgents launched a wave of attacks on compounds and police security posts in the Qarabagh district late the night before.
He said government forces meant to reinforce the district were attacked in a Taliban ambush that included roadside mines and were unable to help.
Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone interview with AP. He says 16 police were killed and a government compound in the district damaged.