Gunmen attack Afghan Interior Ministry; Taliban commanders reported killed

Seven attackers killed as Afghan forces stave off major terror bid

In Logar Province, just to the south of Kabul, insurgents mounted an early morning attack on Wednesday against the First District Police Headquarters in the provincial seat of Pul-i-Alam, using a suicide auto bomb followed by three gunmen, according to Afghan police officials.

Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said seven attackers were killed and that cleanup operations were underway. He could not say how many other casualties there were besides the assailants.

Afghan security forces patrol, after recapturing control of the city from Taliban militants, in Farah. This led to a skirmish, and one of the attackers used an explosive vest in the attack.

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The Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate claimed responsibility for the attack via its Aamaq news agency. It said this, combined with stepped-up Afghan offensives, "further raises the risk of civilian casualties, insider attacks, USA casualties, and other conflict-related violence".

Kabul has suffered several attacks claimed by ISIS this year including a suicide blast at a voter registration center last month that killed 57 people. His spokesman, Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, said earlier that more than 50 were killed but that an exact count has not yet been established. "We've seen this in other conflicts ... where the two sides were talking about peace at the same time that they were fighting each other on the battlefield".

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Among the dead were the commander of the police station and the deputy director of traffic police for Puli Alim, the provincial capital, said Khalid Safi, a spokesman for the governor.

A police official and two policemen were killed in a suicide bombing in central Logar province on Wednesday morning, local officials confirmed. Among the wounded were two children, the media reported. The Taliban have threatened to attack voter registration centers. It is unclear who carried out the attack, though the southern province is the Taliban's historic heartland. He said all three were shot and killed by security forces within minutes of the initial attack, adding that a number of nearby homes were damaged.

On Wednesday, Task Force Southwest announced U.S. Forces-Afghanistan conducted a series of strikes on the Taliban over a 10-day period that resulted in the deaths of more than 70 senior Taliban leaders.

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