KABUL June 13 : Seven police officers were killed when their checkpoint allegedly was attacked by Talban in central Afghanistan.
The attack happened late on Friday ( May12) in Pasaband district of Ghor province, said district police chief Fakhruddin, “They killed seven police officers and wounded one. One policemen is missing,” he said, adding that the suspected Taliban attackers had seized guns and ammunition.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which came hours after four people were killed in a blast at a mosque in Kabul during Friday prayers.
The latest bloodshed comes as the Taliban and the Afghan government appear to move closer towards potential peace negotiations. The much-delayed talks aimed at ending the conflict are expected to begin once the two sides complete an ongoing prisoner swap, accelerated after a brief ceasefire last month.