At least 16 border policemen have been killed in a Taliban attack over security checkpoints in northern Takhar province of Afghanistan, an official said Thursday.
The incident has taken place on Wednesday midnight in Yatim Tapa area of Nawa Abad village in Chahab district of the province.
According to the provincial governor spokesman Sunatullah Tamori, the militants have killed 16 soldiers and six others are still missing.
He added that Taliban fighters had taken all checkpoint ammunition after the raid.
The official suggested that Taliban might have taken captive the missing policemen.
Tamori blamed security officials for dereliction of their duties, saying they had previous intelligence information about the Taliban attack but haven’t done anything to prevent the incident.
Police officials in the province has denied to make a comment about the allegations.