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Attack on Afghan police post kills 8 officers


Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in northern Afghanistan early Monday, killing eight police officers, authorities said.

The attack took place in Baghlan province about 3:30 a.m., said Mohammad Akbar Barikzai, provincial governor.

In the ensuing firefight, police killed two attackers and wounded a third, said Zalma Afzal of the provincial police.

CNN's Tim Schwarz contributed to this report.