Afghan officials say that nine police have been killed in two separate attacks in volatile parts of the country.

Din Mohammad Darwesh, spokesman for the provincial governor in eastern Logar province, says six police officers, including their commander, were killed in a suicide attack Monday on police headquarters in the capital, Puli Alim.

He says the suicide attacker was wearing a police uniform when he infiltrated the compound. A civilian was wounded, he says.

In the second attack, three police officers were killed when a bomb carried on a motorbike exploded near their vehicle in Nangahar province, says Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal, spokesman for the provincial police chief.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Logar attack.