An Afghan official said 15 policemen have been killed and another 10 wounded in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan’s Farah province.

Farah provincial spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhawandai said on Thursday that the Afghan National Police squad was on patrol along the region’s main highway when they were ambushed in a mountain pass.

Mr. Zhawandai said the attack occurred on late Wednesday as about 40 policemen were patrolling the highway in several vehicles.