KABUL, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Three Taliban insurgents have been killed in a clash with policemen in Nesh district of Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan, the police said Monday.
"A team of policemen on routine patrol came under attack from Taliban militants Sunday afternoon and the ensuing fighting between two sides left three rebels dead and one policeman injured," Uruzgan's police chief Juma Gul Himat told Xinhua.
Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a purported spokesman for Taliban, said theTaliban fighters killed some 12 policemen in the ambush, while giving no word on casualties on the Taliban.
This came as Taliban militants killed some 10 policemen during a pre-dawn attack on a police check point in neighboring Kandahar province Sunday.
Taliban insurgents continued to engage Afghan security forces and foreign troops with guerrilla-style attacks, besides launching roadside bombing and suicide attacks, across the country.
Militancy-related violence left over 6,000 people dead in Afghanistan in 2007, the bloodiest year since the Taliban regime were toppled six years ago.