"Nine police officers were killed Friday when the taliban attacked the two checkpoints in the city of Ghazni in eastern Afghanistan, according to authorities there. Six police officers were injured, according to a police spokesman."
"In August, controlled the city for a shorter time period of the islamist movement, before it was driven out of u.s. air strikes and afghan government forces."
"Friday's attack is an example of how vulnerable the Afghan police and the military. President Ashraf Ghani said in January that 45 000 police officers and soldiers have been killed just since he took office in 2014."
"In another attack killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Zabul in the south of the country, according to local authorities."
"the united states is trying to broker a peace between the taliban and the government, 17 years after a amerikanskledd invasion toppled the former taliban regime."