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Six NATO tankers torched in south Afghanistan
Taliban Mujahideen have attacked six NATO supply vehicles transporting fuel destined for US-led forces and set them on fire in Afghanistan's troubled southern province of Kandahar .
Afghan army officials told Press TV that the incident took place on Thursday after unidentified armed men attacked the tankers parked at a terminal near the US-run Kandahar International Airport, located 16 kilometers (10 miles) southeast of Kandahar City.
They added that three tanker drives suffered injuries .
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the assault on the oil tankers. He claimed that dozens of drivers were killed and injured, and 12 tankers were also set ablaze in the incident.
The attack comes days after six supply vehicles transporting fuel destined for US-led forces in Afghanistan went up in flames following an ambush in the southwestern province of Nimruz.
Afghan officials said Taliban Mujahideen destroyed the tankers in the Delaram district of the province late on Monday.
This is while the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that the Mujahideen destroyed nine tankers along with seven escorting vehicles.
Bomb attack leaves senior police officer dead in northeast Afghanistan
At least two people have been killed and 16 others wounded after a bombing attack ripped through Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan .
Local police officials told Press TV that the attack took place next to a girls’ school in the Kisham district of the mountainous province, situated 315 kilometers (195 miles) northeast of the Afghan capital Kabul, on Thursday.
They added the blast appeared to have been targeting a senior police officer, who was killed in this incident .
The attack comes a day after Mujahideen armed with assault rifles stormed the outpost of government-sponsored Afghan Local Police militiamen in the Khaki Safed district of Farah Province, and killed 10 members of the security force.
District administrator Abdul Khaliq Noorzai said the gunmen shot a guard, who was posted outside, then pushed into the compound and opened fire on those inside.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the assault.
Afghanistan Outpost Attacked, At Least 8 Afghan police forces killed in Farah province
At least eight Afghan policemen have been killed in an attack carried out by Taliban Mujahideen in Afghanistan's western Farah province .
Local officials say the Mujahideen attacked a police outpost in Khaki Safed district late on Wednesday.
Mohammad Younes Rasouli, the deputy governor of Farah, told Press TV that "about 50 Taliban Mujahideen opened fire on a security checkpoint, killed the soldiers and took their car and weapons."
A Taliban spokesman has confirmed the attack, claiming that at least 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in the ambush.
Farah Police Chief Shamsul Rahman Zahid said that two policemen were captured by Taliban Mujahideen .
Afghan and US-led military officials expect more violent Taliban-led attacks in spring and summer, known as the fighting season.
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