Taliban storm district, killing 2 policemen in S. Afghanistan
Taliban militants, in a recent violent attack against government interest, killed two policemen Wednesday as they stormed Zand Khan district in Ghazni province of southern Afghanistan, police said.
"A group of Taliban militants raided Zand Khan district by rockets and mortars today at around 11 a.m. (0630 GMT)," Khial Baz Shizai, police chief of Ghazni, told Xinhua.
Shirzai said two policemen were killed and two more sustained injuries in a clash that took place after the rocket attacks.
One police van was found missing after firefighting which is still ongoing, he added.
In a separate incident, according to the police commander, one Afghan National Army soldier was killed and four others were wounded as their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Ghazni province.
Shirzai noted that the roadside bombing took place in Qarabagh district in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and international troops have vowed to speed up their attacks this year in the post-Taliban state.