Earlier this week a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at a security post in southern Helmand province in Afghanistan killing three intelligence officials, a police spokesman said.
The attack also wounded four intelligence officials. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, confirmed the attack.
The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility, saying the explosion killed Tor Jan, intelligence director for the Washer district in Helmand.
In western Badghis province on Wednesday, Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints, killing six security forces, said Anwar Ishaqzai, provincial governor. He said five others were wounded, while 16 Taliban militants were killed in the fight with government forces.