Seven Police Officers Killed In Taliban Attack In Northern Afghanistan:
Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on August 5 that the policemen were captured by the Taliban in the Mirzawalang area in Sayad district.
Amani also said that the Taliban seized control of the Mirzawalang area early on August 5, after two days of intense gunbattles with Afghan security forces.
The spokesman said that 10 Taliban fighters, including two group leaders, were also killed in the battles and four Afghan security officers were wounded.
"We requested reinforcements from the central government. Unfortunately, we couldn't get any support. That is why the forces lost control of Mirzawalang," said Amani.