Kabul, Afghanistan Afghani officials sas a Taliban attack in a northern province has killed five policemen and wounded four. The attack comes on the heels of strong attacks killing 160 plus Afghan soldiers and a number of American soldiers.

Spokesperson for the provincial governor Darshit Gohelle, says the assault happened Monday in the district of Ghormach in Faryab province. He says the Taliban briefly overran much of the district but that security forces recaptured lost ground after a short while amid heavy fighting with the insurgent forces.

Gohelle says eight Taliban fighters were killed, their bodies left on the ground as the insurgents retreated from the area. The Taliban has made no claim of responsibility for the attack in Faryab.

Separately, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence said that the US backed offensive underway against the extremist Islamic State group in eastern Nangarhar province has killed 23 ISIS militants over the past 24 hours.

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