A series of militant attacks have claimed the lives of dozens of soldiers and policemen across the southern province of Helmand over the past three days, Press TV reported.
Local Afghan officials said on Tuesday that at least 18 soldiers were killed during clashes with the Taliban militants in Sangin and Musa Qalah districts of the volatile province.
In another incident, at least 10 policemen lost their lives during a gun battle with Taliban in Gereshk area, a road junction north of the district capital Lashkar Gah.
At least two more policemen were killed when armed men clad in Afghan police uniform opened fire on them in Khan Nashin district on Monday night.
In the worst incident in Helmand on Sunday, a militant attack on a checkpoint in the district center of Sangin killed seven soldiers and 15 policemen.