Taliban attack against police checkpoint in Kunduz province north of Afghanistan left eight policemen dead on Thursday, provincial governor Mohammad Omar said.
"A group of Taliban rebels raided a police checkpoint in Siab area outside provincial capital Kunduz city at 05:30 a.m. local time leaving eight policemen dead, Omar told Xinhua.
One more police constable sustained injuries in the attack, he said.
The attackers made their good escape, he added.
Taliban insurgents have recently intensified their attacks against police in the
By mysteriously poisoning or direct attack on police checkpoints, the Taliban militants have killed over two dozen police elsewhere in the country over the past couple of weeks.
Kunduz, a relatively peaceful province until last year, has been the scene of increasing Taliban-linked militancy since beginning this year.