Kabul (September 26, 2017): Attacks in two neighboring provinces in Afghanistan killed at least five policemen, while a sixth policeman died in a gun battle with the Taliban in another province.
In western Herat province, two police officers died in a roadside bombing while in neighboring Farah province, three were killed when a bombing targeted their checkpoint. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but officials in both provinces blamed the Taliban.
Insurgents have been active in both Herat and Farah as the Taliban stepped up their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country this year.
The Taliban claimed that their fighters had seized several checkpoints in the district, but Khan said security forces were able to push back the insurgents and regain control of the security checkpoints.