8 police killed in two attacks in southern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say eight policemen have been killed in two attacks in southern Afghanistan. Kandahar provincial police chief Sayed Agha Saqib says militants attacked and killed four police eradicating a field of poppies in Maiwand. Saturday's attack was at least the third time militants have killed police on eradication teams in the last month. Gereshk district police chief Khair Uddin Shuja says Taliban fighters ambushed a police vehicle overnight and killed four officers and wounded seven in neighboring Helmand.