An Afghan official says Taliban fighters have stormed several security posts in the southern province of Kandahar, killing a total of 22 police officers.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for this and other attacks on Monday.
He added that 45 militants were killed during the fighting that lasted around six hours.More news: Dashcam video shows near-miss of children crossing highway
One officer was injured in the attack, but managed to escape, The Times reported.
The soldiers are in stable condition.
"Our forces resisted until they received reinforcement and air support", said Zia Durrani, spokesman for Kandahar's police chief.
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack left four United States soldiers wounded in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Monday, a U.S. military spokesman said.More news: Doctors from the city head to Belagavi to oppose KPME Act
Security situation has been improving in Kandahar, the former stronghold of Taliban, over the last months, as security forces have conducted search and cordon operations across the province.
The Taliban often use bomb-laden armoured Humvees and police vehicles stolen from Afghan security forces to blast their way into security compounds.
In August, Trump announced that American forces would stay in Afghanistan indefinitely, increasing attacks on militants and deploying more troops.More news: HTC reveals Vive Focus, a VR headset that cuts the cables
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