Monday, May 30, 2016

Afghanistan: Clashes between security forces and Taliban rebels kill 57 policemen and wound 37 in Helmand province


At least 57 Afghan policemen were killed and another 37 wounded during two days of clashes in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, said officials on Monday.

The 505 Bost zone police commander in Helmand, Maj. Gen. Asmatullah Dawlatzai told media that the clashes that erupted between security forces and Taliban rebels two days ago were still underway in Greshk and Nad Ali districts of the province.

He confirmed that 27 policemen were killed and 26 others wounded in Shawal area of Nad Ali, and 25 more policemen were killed and nine wounded in Malgir area of Greshk district.

Five policemen including an Afghan Local Police commander had been killed and another two wounded during a clash in Sra Shakh area of Greshk, he added.

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