Afghan insurgents 4 police in armed attack, roadside bomb kills 4 civilians

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Afghan officials say that insurgents have attacked several police checkpoints in the northeast of the country, killing four police officers, while four civilians have been killed in two roadside bombings in the south.

General Abdul Qadir Sayad, deputy police chief in Badakhshan province said on Sunday that a large number of insurgents simultaneously attacked several checkpoints in Wardoj district late on Saturday, and that at least four police officers had died while another seven were injured.

Several members of the security forces are still missing, he said, and casualty figures could rise.

Separately, two roadside bombings in Maiwand district, in Kandahar province, left four civilians dead and eight injured on Saturday, said Samim Khpolwak, spokesman for the governor.

No one claimed responsibility though insurgents are active in both regions.