5 police officers killed in Taliban attack in Kandahar province
At least five Afghan police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on their patrol in southern Kandahar province, an official said. A spokesman for Taliban, Qari Yussouf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the attack in Kandahar in a statement sent to media. The insurgent group routinely targets Afghan officials and security forces across the country, though it is more active in southern provinces.
Nine other police personnel were killed in Sunday's attack
The spokesman, Zia Durrani said, nine other police were wounded in Sunday's attack in Marouf district near the border with Pakistan. Durrani said 15 Taliban fighters were killed and 11 others were wounded in the gunbattle.