The Taleban carried out a series of attacks in Afghanistan Sunday, killing eight Afghan police officers.
A roadside bomb killed six police in Paktika province. Another bomb in Kunar province went off as a convoy of troops passed by.
Earlier, Taleban fighters attacked a police post in southern Kandahar province. Two police officers and 10 militants were killed in the fighting.
In other developments, the Taleban released three Afghan aid workers abducted along with two of their French colleagues in early April.
A Taleban spokesman says the men were let go after they were found not guilty of espionage, and because of numerous requests by local elders in Nimroz.
The Taleban released the two French aid workers unharmed weeks ago.