An armed Afghan police officer takes his position after gunmen launched multiple attacks in the Afghan capital KabulHazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesman for Nangarhar police says a group of gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Ghurband area of Chaparhar district last night leaving four attackers killed and four policemen injured.

Mashriqiwal said exchange of fire took place between police and assailants following a suicide attack at the checkpoint where a number of attackers also suffered injuries.

He added that the attackers were forced to retreat.