Seven people have been killed in separate attacks in three Afghan provinces, authorities said Monday.
In one incident, Major Sayyed Monir, a senior provincial traffic police official was shot and killed by Taliban gunmen on the outskirts of Mahmud-e-Raqi, capital of eastern Kapisa province on Monday morning, Abdul Shaeq Shurash, provincial police spokesman, told Xinhua.
“Deceased Sayyed Monir was on his way to office when the militants conducted the terrorist attack. The provincial police units were searching for the culprit after the shooting,” the spokesman said.
In northern Badakhshan province, the Taliban militants killed two Afghan Regional Army members in Wardoj district on Sunday night, Imran Payyam, the district chief, told Xinhua.
The Afghan Regional Army are deployed in remote areas to protect villages and districts where the national army has limited presence.
In neighboring Takhar province, four Taliban militants were killed and five others wounded after the security forces repelled an attack on security checkpoints in Yangi Qala district, Mohammad Jawad Hijir, said provincial government spokesman.
Violence still occured in the war-torn country after a peace deal was signed between the United States and Taliban in Qatar late in February, which paved the way for a phased force withdrawal from the United States.