News - Afghanistan
Local officials in southern Helmand province on Tuesday said that 19 policemen and seven military soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on Monday in Nawzad district of the province.
The incident took place after a number of the Taliban insurgents attacked the police and military posts in Nawazad, District Police Chief Nafas Khan said.
He said that the attack happened early Monday and security forces have asked for supports of more troops.
"After the attack the Taliban insurgents have closed roads into Nawzad," he added.
Local sources also confirmed the deaths of the security forces in the attack.
In the past week, the Taliban insurgents have attacked three areas in the north and the south of the province.