Eight policemen killed, seven wounded in several Taliban attacks across Afghanistan's Ghazni province

Kabul: A district governor in Afghanistan says Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least eight police and wounding seven others.

Afghan police officers. Reuters

Afghan police officers. Reuters

Saeeb Khan Elham said on Friday that insurgents launched a wave of attacks on compounds and police security posts in the Qarabagh district late on Thursday.

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.

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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2018 12:57:13 IST

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