10 Afghan Policemen, 26 Afghan Army soldiers killed by Taliban


10 policemen were killed in a Taliban attack in Nawa district in Helmand province of Afghanistan, local media reported on Saturday, citing sources.

The militants attacked a police check post in Samad Square in Nawa district on Friday night, killing 10 policemen, Tolo News said, citing sources.

Provincial governor spokesman Omar Zwak, however, stated that the attack killed two policemen and wounded 10 others.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

At least 26 Afghan soldiers were killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) said earlier this week.

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