A number of militants launched an attack on a check post located in the outskirts of Kabul city earlier this morning, leaving a number of police forces dead or wounded.

A spokesman for the Kabul police commandment Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of Company area in the 13th police district of the city.

Stanikzai further added that attack has left at least two policemen dead, citing the preliminary information but added that the an investigation is underway in this regard.

In the meantime, security sources in the area and eyewitnesses are saying that three policemen have lost their lives in the attack.

No individual or group including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

However, the Taliban group announced its spring offensive earlier today and said the offensive has been launched across the country from Wednesday morning.

The group says the latest offensive, Al-Khandaq, is being launched in response to the deployment of thousands of foreign forces, claiming that the new US strategy and Kabul-Washington security have paved the way for the deployment of more troops in Afghanistan.

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