LASHKARGAH: Six policemen have been killed in a Taliban attack in Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said Thursday, Pajhwok news has reported.
The district police chief, Capt. Amanullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants stormed a police post in Chahar Qulfan area of Nawa district on Wednesday night.
He said six policemen were killed and two civilians wounded in the attack.
A security officer who wished to go unnamed said that the security post was captured by the Taliban during the incident.
Governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, confirmed the incident in which he said six people suffered casualties.
Taliban also confirmed the incident. The group’s spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed the militants captured a police post in Nawa district.
He said seven policemen were killed and their weapons seized by Taliban in the incident.
In the meantime, five policemen were killed in a similar attack in northeastern Kunduz province.