The Afghan police forces have suffered heavy casualties during the militants attack in Zabul, Jawzjan, and Badghis provinces, the local officials said Saturday.

Provincial governor’s spokesman for Zabul Gul Islam Sayal said at least eight policemen lost their lives in attack on security posts in Naw Bahar district.

Sayal further added that the attack was carried out late on Friday night and at least three policemen also sustained injuries during the clashes.

In the menatime, the local security officials in northern Jawzjan province said at least four policemen lost their lives an attack by the militants in Qarqin district.

Provincial security chief Taqir Mohammad Jawzjani said more than 20 militants were also killed during the clashes and at least 15 others sustained injuries.

A spokesman for the provincial security commandment in Badghis Naqibullah Amini said a policeman lost his life and three others were wounded in a similar attack in Qads district.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.