Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the rebels overran Khwaja Omari and killed several security officials, including the district chief. The province is reportedly under Taliban control.
Taliban insurgents overran a government headquarters in southeastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a district governor and at least six guards, officials said.
Rahmani said the Taliban planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack.
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Scores of militants struck the compound in Khwaja Omari district at about 2am, scaling the walls with ladders and overwhelming the government troops inside. Nine other security personnel were also wounded.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack through a WhatsApp message to journalists, saying "more than 20 police" were killed and several others wounded. "After the attack the forces called for air support and 27 Taliban were killed during the airstrikes and clashes", it added.
The attack occurred in Herat's Shindand district, said the district's governor, Shukrullah Shaker.
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Lawmaker Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the attack early Thursday morning in Khuja Omari district killed the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official. Travel by road between the capital and southern Kandahar province, a traditional Taleban heartland, is considered unsafe because of large swaths that are now under insurgent control.
The district governor, Shukrullah Shaker, said a roadside mine and a rocket hit a vehicle carrying police reinforcements sent to the scene, killing the police commander.
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