News ID: 206357
Published: 0321 GMT December 17, 2017

At least 14 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

At least 14 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

At least 14 policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on two security check posts in Lashkargah, capital of the Helmand province, on Saturday night, local security sources said.

The attack took place at about 1 a.m. local time. After the Taliban terrorists attacked check posts in PD7 and PD8 of Lashkargah city, clashes continued for more than an hour, according to the sources, tolonews.com reported.

Hayatullah Hayat, the provincial governor, confirmed the attack and said: “Eleven policemen were killed and two others were wounded.”

He did not provide further details. The Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.

   
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