Afghan border policeAccording to local authorities in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, at least 11 Afghan border protection police officers were killed in Taliban militants attack.

The officials further added, the incident took place in Shorabak district late Sunday evening after Taliban militants attacked the security check post of the border protection police forces with mortar rounds.

Commander of the 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police in southern Afghanistan Gen. Tafsir Khan confirming the report said the attack left 11 Afghan border protection police forces dead.

Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident. Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban group said at least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed following the attack.

In a separate incident in Zherai district, at least AFghan local police officers were killed after a member of the ALP opened fire on his comrades.

A local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the assailant militant who had recently joined ALP forces, managed to flee the area after carrying out the attack.