12 local police force members killed in Badakhshan: Officials

At least 12 members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) were killed and 14 more were wounded in a Taliban attack in the northeastern province of Badakhshan in the early hours of Tuesday morning, local officials said.

Abdullah Naji Nazari, provincial council head, said the Taliban attacked a security outpost in Jurm district, Badakhshan, on Monday and four members of the local police were taken captive by the militants.

The clash started at about midnight and continued until about 3am Tuesday morning, Nazari added.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.