A suicide attack on Afghanistan's interior ministry Wednesday killed almost a dozen people, mostly perpetrators, a government spokesman said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says one policeman was killed and another five were wounded.
Three officers were killed, including the district's well-regarded police chief, Khan Agha, and four others were wounded, said Shahpoor Ahmadzai, the spokesman for the Logar police.
WASHINGTON: Senior Taliban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the Pentagon said Wednesday, even as U.S. forces killed over 50 Taliban leaders in a series of strikes.
A senior ministry official said one attacker blew himself up inside the compound and another was resisting from a watchtower as a plume of dust and smoke rose over the sprawling site.
Sources have said National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives were prevented by police force members from entering the area to help end the attack.
Using more aggressive USA military action as an impetus for real peace talks is a delicate balancing act that Gen. Miller has mastered in his years working and fighting in Afghanistan, Mr. Sedney said.
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Omar Zwak, a spokesman for Helmand's governor, said they will soon join their families but were still being held by Afghan forces.
Both militant groups seek to establish strict Islamic rule in the country. The attackers did not manage to enter the main compound.
They were captured for different reasons ranging from cooperating with Afghan security forces to being a member of the local police force, Saleem said.
The militants were also threatening to overrun parts of Takhar province in the country's north this week, claiming to have seized arms and equipment after seizing police checkpoints in the besieged Kwajah Ghar and Dasht-e Qalah districts along the Tajikistan border.
The Taliban denied the USA military's account, calling it "propaganda" and claiming that the strike hit two civilian houses, resulting in the deaths of five civilians.
In the southern city of Kandahar, a roadside bomb killed three people and wounded another 13, said Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for the Kandahar provincial governor.
In a statement Wednesday, the United States command in Afghanistan said the strikes against those behind a recent attack in the Helmand provincial capital of Farah resulted in "more than 50 casualties". No group immediately claimed responsibility.