TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- A police commander escaped unhurt a Taliban attack on his house in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar but one of his relatives was killed, local police said Tuesday.
"Armed Taliban militants attacked house of Mohammad Aman, an Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander, in Hazar Bagh area of Khwaja Ghar district overnight, but he remained unhurt," provincial police spokesman Khalil Asir told Xinhua.
However, a nephew of the police official was killed, an ALP officer wounded and parts of the house and a ranger-type police vehicle caught fire in the overnight incident.
The government established the ALP, or community police, in 2010 to protect villages and districts around the country where army and police have limited presence.
Assailants fled the scene shortly after ALP forces responded to the attack, Asir added.
The Taliban insurgents have intensified attacks since they launched an offensive in April and the armed outfit considers anyone working for government and the NATO-led foreign troops as legitimate targets.