At least nine Taliban militants were killed after attacking a security checkpoint in Takhtapul district of Kandahar province late on Friday night.

“Last night a checkpoint in Takhtapul Kandahar was attacked by the Taliban who made false claims on they had overrun the checkpoint,” the provincial police commandment said Saturday.

Major General Tadin tweeted today “There was a clash between the #Taliban and #ANDSF at the #Takhtapul district CP in #Kandahar which caused the death of 9 insurgents. The Taliban claim it was overrun, but that is not true. We ask they join us and choose the #Peace over violence.”

Major General Tadin did confirm there was one policeman killed however they did retain the checkpoint.

There has been an increase in Taliban activity since weather has improved which has meant an increase in violence and risk of harm to both ANDSF and Taliban.

Just last week two Taliban members blew themselves up in Kandahar while trying to plant an IED which was also confirmed by General Tadin’s social media.

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