Two attackers were killed in the assault, according to Interior Ministry’s spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi [File: Rahmat Gul/AP]

Taliban fighters have stormed a police checkpoint in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, killing at least three police officers and wounding three more.

The attackers threw hand grenades before opening fire at the police in Sunday night’s attack in the Doghabad area, said Kabul police spokesperson Basir Mujahid.

Two attackers were killed in the assault, according to Interior Ministry’s spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi.

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The Taliban has stepped up attacks on security installations, even as it holds direct negotiations with officials from the United States to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan.

The group refuses to talk to the Afghan government which it dismisses as a “US puppet”.

Fighting continues

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