The Taliban claimed the pre-dawn assault in Maiwand district within the southern province of Kandahar within the newest lethal assault by the insurgents, who’ve been more and more focusing on safety installations.
Kandahar police spokesman Ghorzang Afridi mentioned the assault killed six folks and wounded 4 others.
“All of the victims had been native policemen,” Afridi instructed AFP.
“The explosion was very loud and you may hear the sound of the blast miles away from the headquarters,” an area police officer instructed AFP on the situation of anonymity.
He put the loss of life toll at eight with 9 others wounded.
“The eight policemen who had been killed have been eliminated or pulled out from below the rubble, and there have been different policemen who went lacking following the assault,” the officer mentioned.
The Taliban have stepped up assaults on safety installations as they search to demoralise police and troops, and steal gear to gasoline the 16-year insurgency.
The militants have acquired “dozens” of armoured Humvees and pickup vehicles in recent times, officers have mentioned.
A few of these automobiles have been utilized in suicide assaults on police and army bases with devastating impact.
Afghan forces, already beset by desertions and corruption, have seen casualties soar to what a US watchdog has described as “shockingly excessive” ranges since NATO forces formally ended their fight mission in 2014 and started a coaching and help position.
Morale has been additional eroded by long-running fears that the militants have insider assist — all the pieces from infiltrators within the ranks to deprave Afghan forces promoting gear to the Taliban.
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