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Eight Afghan Police Officers Killed Near Pakistani Border

FILE: Afghan police helpping civilians after a militant attack in the capital, Kabul.

Afghan officials say at least eight police officers were killed when militants attacked an outpost in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

The attacked occurred overnight in the Mohmand Dara district, located near the porous border with Pakistan.

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Afghan interior minister, said on October 25 that the attack also injured four other police officers.

"The outpost was overrun for a short period of time and Taliban seized all weapons and equipment left," said Ahmad Ali, a provincial council member from Nangarhar.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban militants have stepped up their attacks against Afghan forces across the country.

Islamic State (IS) militants are also active in Nangarhar, where they have seized pockets of territory.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa