10 cops killed, 18 injured in Taliban attacks
LASHKARGAH: Police officials confirmed that at least 10 police men were killed and 18 others were injured in a with Taliban in Nawa district of Helmand province.
Chairman, District Development Council, Attiqullah told local that the Taliban gunmen attacked security check posts in Khalach area of Nawa district and take control of four posts including Parchawi, Sardar Wali, a military base and a security checkpoint. He added that 10 policemen were killed and 18 others were injured including a local police commander Sardar Wali.
The roads and higway of the area were closed during the gun fighting in Nawa and Lashkargah areas as the Taliban opened fire on the civilian vehicles in different locations.
Governor Helmand and other high officials visited the Nawa area and officials with him confirmed that 10 cops were killed and more than 20 others wounded in Taliban attacks. Taliban gunmen shot and destroyed the District Police Chief Muhammad Rasool in which he was sustained minor injuries.
the security forces took back the three check post from the Taliban but still check post is in the control of Taliban.
Taliban Spokesperson Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi said that Taliban fighters killed 17 cops and destroyed three vehicles in the fight.
On the other side, Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi said that their fighters attacked a military base in Nawa district last night. Seventeen security personnel were killed and three vehicles were destroyed in the gunfight, he claimed.