PESHAWAR: At least 14 policemen have been killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni, officials said.

Media reports quoted provincial council member Hassan Reza Yusufi as saying that seven policemen were killed in an attack in Dih Yak district. A spokesman for Ghazni’s governor said another seven policemen were killed in the Jaghatu district. The officials said the fighting initiated on Monday and was continuing on Tuesday.

The Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attacks. The attacks are part of the Taliban’s spring offensive.

The Taliban also issued a statement warning residents of Afghan capital Kabul to avoid military and intelligence centers as they planned to target those as part of their spring offensive.