An Afghan official says two policemen were killed and six soldiers were captured when the Taliban attacked their checkpoints in western Badghis province.
Mohammad Naser Nazari, a member of the provincial council, says the attacks happened on Tuesday morning when the Taliban stormed several police and military checkpoints in Qadis district. He says reinforcements have arrived and the security situation is now under control.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Badghis but the Taliban claimed other attacks Tuesday — in western Farah and in eastern Ghazni province.
The Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, also claimed the insurgent group's fighters captured two soldiers during the battle in Farah on Tuesday.