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Taliban attack

Kabul, Oct. 12 (Reuters): Up to 100 Afghan Taliban guerrillas attacked a district office in the volatile southern province of Zabul early today, killing eight policemen and wounding two others, a local official said.

The latest attack by a resurgent guerrilla movement occurred in Zabulís Arghandab district shortly before 2130 GMT, district officer Haji Qudratullah said.

He said up to 100 Taliban fighters were involvd, who burned down the district office and destroyed four vehicles.

Qudratullah said he had no figure for Taliban casualties, though he heard some of the attackers had been killed.

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