Taliban insurgents killed seven Afghan policemen after storming security checkpoints overnight in western Badghis province, a provincial official said Saturday.
Mohammad Naser Nazari, a provincial councilman, said three other security forces were wounded late Friday during the attack in Qadis district.
The Taliban did not comment on the attack.
The Afghan defense ministry also said Saturday that 43 militants from the Islamic state group, including foreign fighters, were killed in two separate coalition airstrikes during the night in coordination with Afghan forces. The statement said the airstrikes targeted IS in eastern Kunar province’s Chapadara district and killed several Pakistani and Uzbek nationals.