At least ten people including three policemen and seven Taliban militants were killed in the airstrike conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

According to the provincial council members, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Chora district late on Monday night.

A provincial council member Hayatullah Fazli confirmed that three policemen lost their lives in an airstrike in Chora district late on Monday.

Fazli further added that the airstrike also left at least seven Taliban militants dead.

According to the provincial council member, an unmanned aerial vehicle fired two missiles with targeting a police check post as well as another check post where the Taliban insurgents had taken position.

The local government and security officials have not commented regarding the report so far.

On the other hand, the Taliban group claims that seventeen check posts collapsed into the hands of the Taliban fighters during a clash in Chora district.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claims that several security personnel belonging to army, police, and militia forces were killed during the clashes.

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