Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints last night in Sangin district of southern Helmand, killing at least 5 police members, official said.
Nabi Jan Mullah Khail, the police chief of Helmand province said that Taliban insurgents killed five police officers and injured another six.
Later, a security source said, that provincial police battalion commander, Nematullah Roshan was also killed in Taliban attack and included.
Helmand emergency hospital authorities confirm that 8 wounded men have been received including one Afghan National Army soldier.
Afghan security forces have been battling the Taliban in Helmand province for almost three months after launching an operation aimed at showing their strength ahead of the insurgents’ annual warm weather offensive.
Since that offensive began April 24, the Taliban have launched a number of attacks across many parts of Afghanistan.
Police checkpoints are regular targets as they are often poorly manned and vulnerable.