Taliban attackers target police in northern Afghanistan

- Five Taliban suicide bombers die during coordinated attack on police headquarters in northern Afghanistan.

By Zabihullah Tamanna 

KABUL (AA) – Five suicide bombers died and a police officer was injured during a coordinated Taliban attack on a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday. 

The Taliban's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the attack in the province of Kunduz inflicted heavy losses on Afghan security forces. 

According to provincial police spokesman Sayed Hussain Sarwary, Afghan policemen guarding the new police headquarters have repelled the attack.

“The firefight is over now. All the suicide bombers who attacked a newly constructed building for the provincial police headquarters were killed,” Sarwary told The Anadolu Agency.

Kunduz, once the Taliban's main base in northern Afghanistan, has gone from a relatively stable province to one with increased militant activity by Taliban, Uzbek and ISIL-aligned militants. 

The Taliban has intensified attacks over recent months as Afghan forces assumed full security responsibility in the country from NATO-led troops at the beginning of 2015.

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