At least five civilians and one policeman were killed by the Taliban insurgents in southern Ghazni province early on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Char Dewar area when insurgents attacked a civilian vehicle in which some local policemen were travelling, according to local officials.
The attack reportedly resulted in the killing of five civilians and one policeman and left one civilian injured.
On Monday, a large group of Taliban insurgents had stormed a prison in Ghazni city, freeing more than 350 prisoners.
The incident took place in police district 3 of Ghazni city at around 5 am when three suicide bombers detonated their explosives, following by small arms fire by their accomplices.
At least four policemen guarding the prison were killed in the attack and seven others were wounded.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which he said was carried out by three suicide bombers and other gunmen.
The insurgent attacks on security vehicles and security check posts in remote provinces have increased in recent months with the Taliban upping the ante.
Meanwhile, a large number of insurgents attacked several security check posts in Gulran district of western Herat province on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place in Char Dewar area when insurgents attacked a civilian vehicle in which some local policemen were travelling
The attack around the district centre started at around 1 pm local time and is currently underway. Some casualties are feared.
In Chahar Bolak district of northern Balkh province, a large scale search operation is currently going on, according to local officials.
Hundreds of police and army personnel are carrying out a search operation in the villages of Mardayn, Salbaroon, Masjid Safid and Dehnow.
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26th Oct 2017
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