Afghan Defense and Security Forces Face Casualties in Helmand Province

Local authorities in Helmand province confirmed clashes between security forces of Afghanistan and Taliban group and said that at least 65 security forces were killed.

Hashim Alkozai, a senator from Helmand province and head of Afghan Senate Defense Committee told BBC that in the Taliban attack in Sangin district, 48 soldiers of army and 10 local police and 7 police soldiers were killed.

The head of the Senate Defense Committee added that 38 army soldiers and government supporter forces by the name of Sangoriyan were also wounded.

He further added that after Taliban attack, a military convoy was sent to the area who were attacked by Taliban on the way, causing them heavy causalities.

Omar Zowak, provincial governor spokesman confirmed Taliban attack in Sangin district adding that the attack begun on Saturday night in Shakar Shala area.

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