Kabul: According to local media reports at least 20 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 14 have been wounded in Taliban’s attack on a security outpost in Helmand province.
Official sources have not commented on the matter yet, but local media quoting credible sources said that the incident took place on Sunday night on the 601 Lashkar Gah-Kandahar highway in Nahrsaraj district.
According to reports, Taliban insurgents seized all military equipment in the outpost.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, reports suggest a car bomb exploded near a police checkpoint in Nawa district of Helmand province on Sunday night, killing two police officials and injuring eight others.
Helmand police spokesperson Mohammad Zaman Hamdard confirmed that a car bomb had exploded at a police checkpoint in Nawa district, but said the car bomb had been recognized and targeted before reaching the target. According to him, only two police soldiers were injured in the incident.