5 policemen killed, 3 others wounded in S Afghanistan battle
www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-01 17:42:51   Print

    KABUL, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- A group of Taliban insurgents attacked one police post early Thursday in southern Afghan province of Helmand, killing five policemen and injuring three others, provincial police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal said.

    "A group of Taliban insurgents attacked a police station in Nad Ali district of Helmand at 04:00 a.m. this morning," Andiwal said, adding "the ensuing three hours' fighting left five policemen killed and three others wounded."

    He said there were no casualties from the Taliban side.

    Taliban insurgency-related violence and attacks have claimed over 5,400 lives, mostly of insurgents, in Afghanistan so far this year.

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