3 police dead in insurgent assault
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three policemen, including an officer, were killed in an insurgent attack in the capital of northwestern Kunduz province on Thursday, an official said.
The incident took place at 6am when a group of Taliban stormed a security post in Pul-i-Asiab area of the 5th police district of Kunduz City, the provincial police spokesman said.
Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News three cops were killed and two others seriously wounded. The insurgents fled the area before security forces reached the scene.
But a resident of the area, Ainuddin, said they heard a rocket blast and saw the bodies of four policemen near the post.
District hospital chief, Dr. Abdul Qudus Miakhel, confirmed receiving three bodies. However, he said nothing about the injured policemen.
Elsewhere in the north, eight suspected fighters were arrested during an overnight operation in the Zadran Ashkmash district of northeastern Takhar province.
Police spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir confirmed the incident, saying the suspects were under investigation.
About 21 anti-vehicle mines were seized from a ruined house in Taloqan, the provincial capital,
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said all the detainees were civilians.
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