At least 11 policemen were killed when Taliban militants attacked two outposts in Afghanistan's embattled southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.
The clash took place on the outskirts of Lashkargah city, the capital of Helmand province, on Saturday night, said the provincial governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak.
ToloNews, a local news channel, said 14 policemen were killed and two others were wounded, citing unnamed security sources.
Helmand is one of the most violent provinces in southern Afghanistan where 90 per cent of land is either fully controlled or fought over by Taliban militants.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
More than 30 dead after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege ends, all gunmen killed: govt
Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel
US 'launches' Afghan airstrike after apparent insider attack
20 passengers abducted by Taliban in western Afghanistan
Death toll from Kabul suicide attack rises to 13
US service member killed, four injured in Afghanistan
18 dead in attack on Afghan funeral
Roadside bomb kills six children in northern Afghanistan