Taliban Islamist militant group kills 3 police officers in court house attack

At least 31 others were also wounded in the attack.

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A district police chief and 2 other police officers have been killed after militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons stormed a court in Afghanistan's northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

At least 31 others were also wounded in the attack.

A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahidaliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter, which marks the latest of an increasing number of assaults on government targets following the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops last year.

Reuters reports that the raid started mid-morning when a group of fighters stormed the court and clashed with security forces.

The battle continued for 2 hours and by late afternoon was still ongoing.

The insurgents are fighting to topple Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government more than 13 years after the Taliban hardline Islamist regime was toppled by an American-led military.

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