At least six security officials, including five policemen, were killed in explosions in four Afghanistan provinces on Saturday.
Two policemen were killed and three people injured in an attack on an armored vehicle on the Kabul University road in Kabul’s PD3, police said.
The vehicle belonged to Mohammad Nabi Bayan, the deputy of Kabul police headquarters for security affairs, who survived the attack, police sources added.
In Baghlan, one police official was killed and two wounded in a roadside bomb blast that targeted a police vehicle in the city of Pul-e-Khumri, police said.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) building in Daman district of Kandahar province was attacked by a group of three armed men, security officials said.
Farid Mashal, the security officer of Kandahar Police Headquarters, said the attack started with a car bomb explosion, followed by gunfight that lasted for about half an hour. The attackers were killed while no security official injured, he added.
Meanwhile, two policemen were killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, on Saturday afternoon, according to sources.
Also, an NDS personnel, Juma Gul, was killed in an attack in Lashkargah city in Helmand province on Saturday morning, a security source said.
The increase in violence comes amidst peace talks between Afghanistan government and the Taliban in Qatar capital Doha.