A coordinated Taliban attack in Qala-e-Naw city of Badghis claimed the lives of a senior police officer and his three security guards.

Qazi Abdul Rahim Rahin, a former lawmaker representing Badghis in the parliament said Mohammad Yousuf Akhgar, the police chief of district 3 of Qala-e-Naw Qazi lost his life in the attack.

Rahin further added that the militants launched the attack at around 10 am local time by taking position inside a building and opening fire on the city.

Furthermore, Rahin said three security guards of Akhgar also lost their lives in the attack.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said a group of 3 suicide bombers launched the attack on a hotel in the city at around noon time.

Rahimi further added that the security forces managed to eliminate three of attackers earlier this evening.

Rahimi also added that the security forces also arrested two of the attackers. .

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