Taliban attack in Afghanistan kills 4 policemen

Taliban attack in Afghanistan kills 4 policemen

Kabul: An Afghan official says a Taliban attack on Tuesday killed four local policemen and wounded seven in eastern Ghazni province.
Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place on Tuesday when the insurgents targeted a security post belonging to the local polce force in the district of Jaghatu.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Noori said the gun battle lasted several hours and that the Taliban used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
It has been a particularly deadly week in Afghanistan.
A suicide bombing by the Islamic State group targeted a voter registration centre in Kabul on Sunday, killing 57, and on Monday, Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 18 soldiers and policemen, underscoring the struggles the government faces to rein in militant assaults.