12 policemen dead in fight with rebels in Helmand
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Twelve policemen were killed in an armed clash with insurgents in the Grishk district of southern Helmand province, a security official said on Thursday.
Wishing anonymity, the official told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants stormed a police check post in the Zanbeli locality of the district, which sparked heavy gun battle.
He said that casualties inflicted on militants but he had no exact figure. Brig. Gen. Nabi Jan Malakhel, provincial police chief, confirmed the incident but did not share more information.
Akhtar Mohammad, a resident of the locality, said all policemen manning the check post were killed in the attack and the militants took all arms and ammunitions with them.
Clashes underway in other parts of the province between security forces and Taliban, he added. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said 12 policemen including the check post commander Mohammad Wali was among the slain police.
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