Afghanistan, April 14 -- At least nine Taliban militants were killed after attacking a security checkpoint in Takhtapul district of Kandahar province late on Friday night.

"Last night a checkpoint in Takhtapul Kandahar was attacked by the Taliban who made false claims on they had overrun the checkpoint," the provincial police commandment said Saturday.

Major General Tadin tweeted today "There was a clash between the #Taliban and #ANDSF at the #Takhtapul district CP in #Kandahar which caused the death of 9 insurgents. The Taliban claim it was overrun, but that is not true. We ask they join us and choose the #Peace over violence."

Major General Tadin did confirm there was one policeman killed however they did retain the checkpoint.