17 police killed in Taliban attacks on Helmand security posts
LAHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 17 policemen have been killed in Taliban attacks in the Greshk and Nad Ali districts of southern Helmand province, an official told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Fifteen policemen were killed in the Balochan locality of Greshk, when the insurgents attacked a security check-post and snatched weapons from the security personnel, the source revealed.
Two more policemen were killed in the Cha Angir locality of Nad Ali district, according to the official, who said Helmand police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang had arrived in the area to assess the situation.
Officials have not yet commented on either accident, but Bashir Ahmad Shakir, the provincial council security committee’s head, confirmed the attacks on police posts in Greshk and Nad Ali.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the fighters stormed police check-posts in Greshk, leaving 16 policemen dead.
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