According to local authorities in western Nimroz province of Afghanistan, at least 11 Afghan national police officers were killed by a suspected militant who had disguised himself among the Afghan security police forces.

Provincial governor Karim Barahawi confirming the report said the incident took place around 1:30 pm local time in a security check post at Delaram district.

Mr. Barahawi further added the assailant Afghan police officer was recognized as Eisa Mohammad and was one of the loyal members of the Taliban group.

However Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

This comes as a number of Afghan and coalition security forces have been killed or injured following infiltration of the Taliban militants among the Afghan security forces.

In the meantime provincial governor for Nimroz province said the assailant police officer was killed in cross-fire.