Several bomb blasts have struck three Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, leaving at least 10 policemen dead on Monday.
In Kabul, a magnetic bomb planted in a flowerbed near a university killed seven policemen and wounded three people, while in eastern Logar province a suicide bomber blew himself up at the provincial police headquarters.
In eastern Nangarhar province, a bomb planted in a rickshaw, officials said, killed three policemen.
Monday’s blasts came a day after a Taliban suicide bomber penetrated police headquarters in Kabul killing a senior police officer. Taliban fighters reportedly claimed responsibility for that attack in the capital city.
Kabul is regularly hit by Taliban bombings, with the military, police and government officials being chief among those targeted despite heightening security with multiple checkpoints, guard posts and armed convoys.
This year alone more than 4,600 Afghan soldiers and police have been killed in the fighting, according to recent US figures.