SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)
At least eight local and three national policemen have been killed in terrorist attacks in northern Kunduz and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.
Asadullah, who led the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force in Kunduz City, was among the fatalities, Deputy Governor Hamdullah Danishi told Pajhwok Afghan News. The casualties occurred in Gor Tepa area.
Fighting was still ongoing in the area, he said, claiming foreign militants were fighting alongside the Afghan Taliban, who captured two ALP check posts and took some security personnel hostage.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed inflicting heavy losses on the ALP in the area. He said the fighters had made eight ALP members hostage besides seizing a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
Meanwhile, three Afghan National Police (ANP) men lost their lives in a militant attack in Faryab. Police chief Col. Muhammad Naveed Andarabi said the deaths resulted from a militant attack on a security post in Maimana.