News - Afghanistan
Insurgents attacked a district governor compound in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, killing three policemen, local officials said. Two other policemen were injured in the attack.
The incident occurred yesterday in the Hesarak district of the province when insurgents attacked the district governor compound and clashed with security troops, provincial spokesman Ahmad Zia Abduzai said.
"The district governor, Haji Fazl Khaliq, has sustained minor injuries in the attack and several insurgents also were killed in the attack," he said.
There were no civilians casualties in the attack.
No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Insurgents have recently increased attacks in the province and are targeting local security forces checkpoints.
The incident comes as The Daily Telegraph reported on Sunday that Afghan National Security Forces are dying at five times the rate of Nato soldiers as insurgents increased their attacks.
According to the article, more than 850 Afghan National Security Forces and police have died in the past four months compared with 165 Nato troops.