News - Afghanistan
Three police officers have been killed and four others kidnapped in two separate insurgent attacks, local officials said Sunday.
Two policemen were killed on Saturday night and four others injured in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawizjan province, when a police vehicle hit a roadside bomb, provincial security official Sayed Zaman Hussiani told TOLOnews.
The bomb detonated in the Khaja Burhan area of the city, he said, adding that the victims have been taken to a nearby hospital.
No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.
A third policeman was killed and another was injured in a Taliban attack in western Herat province, local officials said.
The incident took place Saturday night in the Islam Qala highway of the province when a group of Taliban insurgents attacked a police checkpost.
Officials said they also took two police with them and a search is underway to find them, they added.
The Taliban has not made any comment about the hostages or the attack.