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13 policemen killed in Kandahar terror attack

AT-KABUL: Some 13 security personnel were killed and four others injured after the Taliban militants attacked the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, local authorities said Sunday.

Among the dead, were two Afghan Local Police (ALP) commanders, the source said, adding the Taliban also suffered casualties in the firefight.

Police Spokesman Zia Durrani said the Taliban stormed security forces check-posts in the Tangari locality on Saturday evening.

He said six policemen, including ALP men were killed and three other injured.

Taliban Spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed 17 local policemen were killed, one check-post captured in the Nagahan locality.

But security officials rejected the Taliban claim. In Kandahar the Taliban attacks has increased following raise in the temperature.

Earlier, 25 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, 10 injured and eight others went missing in the Taliban attack.

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