Nine local policemen were killed following a militant attack in Afghanistan's central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Thursday. Taliban fighters attacked a local police's checkpoint, killing nine policemen in the Dashi area of Charchino district, the governor's office said in a statement. Official sources said that one of the policemen had links with Taliban fighters who assailed the checkpoint. Nine policemen were killed and a 10th was missing as a result of the assault, head of district development council, Juma Gul, said. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they killed 10 policemen in the checkpoint.