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Afghanistan: 11 Afghan police officers killed in attacks by Taliban fighters

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At least eleven Afghan police officers were killed today when Taliban fighters targetted their checkpoints in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

Taliban insurgents launched the attacks in early morning in the Qalai Sang area of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah. The Provincial police chief Ghafar Safi said, 15 Taliban fighters were also killed in the fighting.

Earlier in the day, an Afghan woman was killed and four civilians were injured when a suicide car bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces’ convoy in Kandahar city. Several vehicles and nearby houses were also damaged by the blast.

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