Meanwhile, around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban in the western Badghis province.
Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed along the way.
Officials say the fighters set fire to a government building in central Wardak district and killed the district police chief along with nine other policemen on Saturday night.
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