Rocket attacks kill 11 in Afghanistan

A Taliban attack near a polling station in Afghanistan’s north killed one Afghan soldier and 6 pro-government militiamen on Saturday, police said.

“One national army and 6 Arbaki (militiamen) were killed in the attack,” Baghlan’s police chief, Abdul Rahman Rahimi, told reporters by phone.

5 others were wounded in the attack in Baghlan province, which took place near a polling station and an adjacent security outpost.

In another attack, 4 people were killed in rocket attacks near polling centres in parliamentary election, officials said.

3 people were killed and another injured in eastern Kunar province, said provincial police chief Khalilullah Ziyayee.

A mortar attack in northern Takhar province killed one man and injured two of his sons, said provincial spokesman Faiz Mohammad Tawhidi.