police chief killed in Helmand

Acting district police chief killed Helmand

Three policemen including Abdul Mohammad Sarwari, the acting police chief of Sangin district of the southern Helmand province, were killed in a clash against the Taliban militants, according to a local official.

Three policemen were wounded in this clash.

The incident took place last night, Friday, March 26, along the Kabul-Herat highway in Sangin district, said Mohammad Zaman Hamdard, the spokesperson for Helmand Police Chief.

Moreover, he claimed that 15 Taliban were killed and seven others wounded in a clash between the two sides.

According to the local official, the clash erupted after the Taliban militants launched attacks on police security outposts.

The Taliban, however, have not commented regarding it.

Situated in the southern part of Afghanistan, Helmand is a volatile province where the Taliban controls swaths of territories and often launches attacks against government forces.