Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint at nearby of a dam in Afghan western Herat province Sunday morning, killing 10 police personnel, a local official said.

“A group of Taliban insurgents attacked a checkpoint at nearby of Salma Dam in Chasht district early today and fled away after killing 10 police personnel,” local official Jilani Farhad told Xinhua.

Four more security personnel sustained injuries and four attacking Taliban fighters were killed in the firefight lasted for a while, the official asserted.

Constructed with the financial support of India, Salma Dam is a major development project and the largest water reservoir built in Afghanistan’s western region since the collapse of Taliban regime in late 2001. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh