The Taliban launched a multi-pronged attack on a district headquarters in a remote district in northern Afghanistan early on Tuesday, killing at least 11 policemen and triggering a gunbattle that was still under way hours later, Xeberler.ru informs citing the RIA Novosti.
The attack on the Shortepa district headquarters in northern Balkh province started early in the morning, according to Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the militants had overran the compound.
Farhad denied the claim, saying Afghan security forces were still in control of the district headquarters and that reinforcements were on their way to Shortepa.
Обнародованы результаты исследований, связанных с проблемой, возникшей в состоянии здоровья учащихся в Шеки