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14 border police personnel killed in Helmand attack

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14 border police personnel killed in Helmand attack

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Mar 25, 2019 - 13:04

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 14 border police personnel have been killed and as many wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon assault in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province.

A credible security source, told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity, the militants stormed a security check-post in the Treekh Nawar area of the district late on Sunday night.

He said 14 border policemen were killed and a number of others wounded in the attack.

But Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, said that only five policemen had been killed and seven others wounded in the overnight assault.

Officials at Emergency Hospital confirmed receiving 15 injured security personnel. The Taliban also verified the attack.

The group’s spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed 25 security forces were killed and eight others injured. Two pick-ups, three tanks and a car were destroyed, he said.

The Taliban spokesman added the fighters captured several weapons and ammunition from the security forces.

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