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.
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