Four policemen were killed late Sunday in a Taliban attack on police posts in eastern Paktika, local officials said.
Another policeman was injured in the attack, officials added.
The incident occurred in Khoshamand district when insurgents attacked several police posts and entered into clashes with the forces, provincial governor spokesman, Nabiullah Perkhil said.
He however didn’t go through details on possible Taliban casualties.
Meanwhile the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Changing their war tactics over the past six months, the Taliban have focused more on attacking security posts.
Recently, about 30 Afghan Local Police (ALP) force members were killed after insurgents seized their all nine checkpoints in Jalrez district in Maidan Wardak province.