The attack took place in Helmand Province, one of the most active areas for Taliban activity.
Afghan local officials have confirmed an attack over the weekend in southern Helmand province, saying the Taliban there killed 16 pro-government militiamen.
Two officials in Helmand say the attack took place on Saturday night. They say the attackers targeted a checkpoint belonging to the pro-government militiamen in Gareshk district.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Girishk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Afghanistan (AF) is estimated to have a population of 27.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 3.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 4.4 million.