LASHKARGAH - One Afghan Local Police (ALP) member was killed and seven others were wounded in a Taliban attack on their check-post in southern Helmand province, officials said on Tuesday.
A well-placed government source, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants attacked the check-post in the Aab Pashak area of Greshk district late on Monday night.
One policeman was killed and four ALP and three ANA personnel wounded during the firefight, he said, adding the insurgents had also suffered heavy casualties.
Omer Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, verified the attack, saying four security personnel were injured. The militants suffered huge casualties, the official said.
On the other hand, the Taliban confirmed the clash. Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, the group’s spokesman, claimed the rebels had overrun the post in Greshk.
He claimed 10 policemen, including their commander Shamsullah, had been killed and several others wounded. Some weapons and ammunition had also been captured from security forces, he said.