Published: Mon, July 24, 2017
World News | By Cecilia Wilkerson

U.S. airstrike kills 16 Afghan police in Helmand

U.S. airstrike kills 16 Afghan police in Helmand

"A large number of Taliban [attacked] Kohistan district centre from several directions around 9pm on Saturday", said Javed Bedar, a spokesman for the Faryab governor.

U.S. Forces Afghanistan said it was not present in either of the two districts that recently fell to the Taliban.

The provincial police chief Mohammad Mustafa Moseni said the militants launched four assaults on the district headquarters early today and police had no choice but to retreat. In the statement, the US offered its condolences to the families of the security forces who were killed. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and USA troops are in Helmand to assist Afghan troops.

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The area is remote and telephone communication is sporadic, he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the provincial capital of Ferozkoh.

Khpolwak said the buses were traveling to Uruzgan province when they were attacked. The forces took up position about 5 miles away to wait for reinforcements to launch a counterattack, the AP said. Among the Taliban fighters killed in fighting in Helmand's Gereshk district was Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhunzada's 25-year-old son Hafiz Abdur Rahman Khalid, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. It's believed all the dead are military or police personnel, he said. The remaining 33 are still being held by insurgents. It wasn't immediately clear if they had been kidnapped or had escaped.

The five-hour battle on July 21 occurred after Taliban insurgents stormed a compound of the Afghan National Security Force in Pusht Rod district, he said.

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The last incident of this type dates back to 12 July: afghan authorities have discovered the bullet-ridden bodies of seven passengers of a bus whose occupants have been kidnapped in the west during an attack attributed to the taliban.

Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days on Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said. Taliban have in the past exaggerated their successes and the remoteness of the area makes it near impossible to independently verify.

The Taliban abducted 70 people on Friday from their houses in a village along the Kandahar-Tarinkot highway in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.

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