The Taliban attacked Moqur district police headquarters in Ghazni province early Tuesday morning, killing five policemen, an official at the provincial police headquarters confirmed.
According to the official, Taliban attacked the compound at about 2.30 am local time. He said they entered the first corps at the headquarters with an explosives-laden Humvee. However, once they reached the second corps, police became suspicious and using heavy weapons, they shot up the Humvee.
After the Humvee was detonated a clash broke out between the security forces and the Taliban. Five policemen were killed, and 12 others were wounded including the Moqur district governor, the official said.
Ghazni’s provincial governors office confirmed the clash and said at least five soldiers were killed. These officials said however that at least 26 others, including the district governor, were wounded in the clash.
In addition, at least 26 Taliban insurgents were also killed in the clash and their vehicles were destroyed when reinforcements arrived at the scene. They then brought the situation come under control.
Taliban has not confirmed their casualties.