According to a reliable source 6 policemen were killed and 8 others injured in the Taliban attack on a check-post in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province.
District police chief Amanullah confirmed the assault and said five security personnel had been killed and four others wounded.
He also added that the militants also suffered casualties in the firefightTaliban confirmed the incident.
The group spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed 15 security personnel had been killed in the overnight attack.
Ahmadi claimed capturing three check-posts and several weapons, ammunitions.